Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East A Noutuneshwori gave the ruling yesterday after an FIR was filed by Manipur Police. Cross examination of the prosecution will begin from July 7.
Speaking to reporters later at the court complex, Sharmila said she was not trying to commit suicide but only demanding withdrawal of AFSPA from the state.
She said her demand was solely the withdrawal of AFSPA so that people could live without any fear in the state. Sharmila launched her fast in November 2000 after ten persons were killed allegedly by Assam Rifles in an encounter with militants at Malom near Imphal airport.