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Irom Sharmila_ World's longest hunger strike ends - BBC News

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Published on 24 Feb 2021 / In News & Politics

⁣Indian activist Irom Sharmila has ended her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial security law, in order to compete in local elections. Her campaign, described as the world's longest hunger strike, had led to her being detained, and forced fed through a tube in her nose for over a decade. She was held under a law that makes attempting suicide a crime.

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