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In Photos: Irom Sharmila Solidarity Protest to Revoke AFSPA in Srinagar

2nd November, Jammu and Kashmir: A protest was held in Srinagar in solidarity with Irom Sharmila’s 15 years of resistance against the draconian Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Activists of the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC) staged a protest demanding revocation of this contentious Act from Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern states.

Here’s a photo story documenting the peaceful protest as it took place:

Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard "Repeal Arms Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) during a protest in solidarity with Irom Sharmila a civil rights activist who completed her 15-yrs of hunger strike to press government of India to repeal AFSPA.
Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard that reads “Repeal Arms Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)” during a protest in solidarity with Irom Sharmila, a civil rights activist who completed her 15-yrs of hunger strike to press government of India to repeal AFSPA.

 

"Save Irom Sharmila, Save Humanity", A Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.
“Save Irom Sharmila, Save Humanity”, A Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.
A peaceful protest was organised by JK Itehad in solidarity with A Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Man.
A peaceful protest was organised by JK Itehad in solidarity with A Kashmiri Muslim youth holding placard during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Man.
Kashmiri Muslim youths holding placards during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.
Kashmiri Muslim youths holding placards during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.
Kashmiri Muslim shout slogans during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.
Kashmiri Muslim shout slogans during a protest in solidarity with the Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila to press Indian government for the revocation of AFSPA in J&K and Manipur states.

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Photos submitted by Adil Hussain.

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