Woman Has Refused to Eat Since 2000

A 40 year woman from India has allegedly been on a hunger strike for 12 years. According to the Los Angeles Times, Irom Sharmila began contemplating her protest 12 years ago on Nov 2nd, 2000 when a roadside bomb detonated near a paramilitary vehicle in her state. No one in the blast was hurt, but reportedly the paramilitary forces returned and shot and killed ten people, some of whom were standing at a bus stop.