I can not imagine someone fasting for almost 7 years - that is totally and sadly insane. Check out the story at: http://www.tehelka.com/story_main17.asp?filename=Cr032506_Iroms_iron.asp.
Just imagine the kind of mental strength it takes to continue fasting for this looong stretch. Sharmila is demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, which gives sweeping powers to the army in the state. Committee has been formed on this issue and their suggestion is to scrap the Act - but the state has rejected that! Can we make the government listen?