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Sharmila’s PRAJA vows to remove AFSPA, redraft ILP

Imphal, Feb 23: Irom Sharmila’s People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly elections here on Thursday, promising that it will work for the revocation of AFSPA and will redraft the Inner Line Permit system. Manipur is scheduled to go to polls in two phases on March 4 and 8. Sharmila formed PRAJA last year with an objective to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long fast demanding the revocation of the AFSPA last year, decided to join politics so that she could repeal the act after becoming the Chief Minister. The manifesto promises to work for the repeal of the AFSPA, redrafting of the Inner Line Permit system, 33 per cent reservation for women,  among others. Sharmila, who hails from Khurai Assembly constituency, is taking on three-time Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh, in the Thoubal Assembly constituency. (IANS)

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