Manipuri activist Irom Charu Sharmila, known as the "Iron Lady of Manipur" is set to end a sixteen-year long fast which she began in 2000 to protest against the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). She said in July that she would contest the 2017 Manipur Assembly polls - the next chapter in her long struggle to get the AFSPA repealed What is the AFSPA? How long has it been in force in Manipur? Why? Here are some answers for you.