Irom Sharmila, center, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law that grants Indian soldiers sweeping powers in northeastern state Manipur, gestures to media as she ... more 
Irom Sharmila, center, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law that grants Indian soldiers sweeping powers in northeastern state Manipur, gestures to media as she comes out after a court hearing in Imphal, India, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Sharmila, who had her last voluntary meal on Nov. 4, 2000, was arrested three days later and has been force-fed through her nose ever since. (AP Photo/Bullu Raj) less 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By Bullu Raj
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 10:07 AM EDT