Bangalore : Our signatures endorses something important in our day to day life. SIO Bangalore Cadre carried out a unique kind of Signature campaign for the “Iron Lady of Manipur” or “Menghoubi” (“the fair one”) Irom Sharmila Chanu.
All the signatories demand the same thing the Irom is demanding from the govenrmnet of West Benagal from last 10 year through her fast until death to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA),which allowed soldiers to indefinitely detain any citizen on suspicion of being a rebel. The act has been blamed by opposition and human rights groups for permitting torture, forced disappearances, and extrajudicial executions. Irom Sharmila blames that the act is the reason for violence in Manipur and other parts of India’s northeast.
The signatures not only represent support for Irom but also show the fact that we Indian stand out against injustice in any form.