London college shows solidarity to Sharmila


LONDON, March 7: A public disucssion on sharmila `s protest was held at the campus of renowed university , School of orienal and african studies , London , on March 4 as a part of the centenary of the international women day.
The School of Oriental and African Studies, London (SOAS)  as a part of their observation of the centenary of the International Women Day in a week long celebration at the student`s loungeheld a public meeting in honour of Irom Sharmila Chanu.
Jo Baker, a human right academician and activist and a keen follower of Sharmila`s struggle led the meeting and noted human right activist and director of the Human Rights Alert, Babloo Loitongbam shared the genesis of the woman`s struggle in Manipur and place Irom Sharmila Chanu`s extraordinary struggle against the Armed Forces Special Power Act in perspective. The meeting attended by British and international students, scholars, activist etc was also attended by a strong Manipuri crowd settling in and around London. It was a unique opportunity to talk about the unprecedented struggle of Sharmila and the highly repressive situation in Manipur.  
Leaflets highlighting the non-violent protest of Sharmila Chanu were distributed. Jo Baker, also took the initiative of taking many hand written personalize message from the participating individuals and handed over to Sharmila Chanu.
The meeting concluded with a request to sign up the ongoing signature campaign for Sharmila to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.


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