Irom Sharmila broke her 16 year long fast on Tuesday by tasting honey. Sharmila, who announced that she will contest election in the upcoming Manipur polls, appeared before the court for her release from judicial custody.
The court has granted her bail with a bond on Rs 10,000.
In 2000, the 44-year-old activist went on an unending hunger strike demanding the government to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from northeastern state.
Irom Sharmila will have to appear in court on August 23 for her impending trial.
Her decision to end her fast and jump into politics came as a surprise for many.
Following the trial Sharmila said, “I have been fasting for 16 years and not got anything from it. I want to try different agitation now — one that will see me contest against the Chief Minister of the State.”
During the procedure she even said that she doesn’t want legal system to detain her “wrongly”.
Irom Sharmila has decided to fight against the draconian law by contesting elections.
Doctors have kept her under liquid diet looking at her current situation.