Security cover for irom Sharmila after she ends fast

Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-long fast yesterday and decided to enter electoral politics, was today placed under tight security after some groups opposed her decision even as she asserted that she has been misunderstood.
Sharmila, 44 , meanwhile, has been put on special liquid diet and is now under supervision of doctors of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).
Armed police personnel were posted in the hospital compound in the wake of security threat to the iconic rights activist with some groups opposing her decision to end the fast, a police officer said.
Sharmila also sought to clarify her stand on her move to enter electoral politics.
After ending the fast, Sharmila said she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur so that she could repeal the contentious AFSPA. She undertook the hunger strike in protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act(AFSPA). “They have misunderstood me, about my real being,” Sharmila said reacting to criticism in some quarters. “They have been seeing me from their own point of view without connecting with what is in my heart,” she added.
Sharmila insisted that her intention was to enter politics to ensure that AFSPA is repealed.

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