To match feature INDIA-MANIPUR.
Indian children play soccer in Imphal, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, August 17, 2005. Nearly five years ago, human rights activist Irom Sharmila went on a hunger strike in the remote Indian state of Manipur. Appalled by the shooting of 10 people by the army at a rural bus stop in November, 2000, she said she would fast until the government repealed a law that gives soldiers sweeping powers to kill suspects, with virtual immunity from prosecution. Picture taken on August 17, 2005. To match feature INDIA-MANIPUR. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi AA/VM/DY