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Female activist ends 16-year hunger strike with a taste of honey: ‘I will never forget this moment’

One of India’s most prominent political activists ended a 16-year hunger strike Tuesday, licking honey from her hand and declaring “I will never forget this moment.” Irom Sharmila had been force-fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since November 2000, when she began her fast to protest a draconian security law […]

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