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India’s Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 4, 2013. Sharmila who has been force fed through a tube by authorities was charged Monday with attempted suicide in a case likely to bring major attention to her quiet protest in the tiny northeastern state of Manipur against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal) Manipur is the land of Khamba Thoibi, Iromba and Thang-Ta. It is arguably,