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    The names of three AIDS activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 The names of Shyamala Natarajan, Saraswathi and Krishna Jagannathan were announced by
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30 5:51 AM
      The names of three AIDS activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
      2005

      The names of Shyamala Natarajan, Saraswathi and Krishna Jagannathan
      were announced by the NGO Wednesday.
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      The Imphal Free Press

      IMPHAL, Jun 29: Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a fast for the
      last three and a half years for the removal of the Armed Forces
      Special Powers Act from Manipur has been officially nominated for
      the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 as one of 1000 women worldwide working
      for human security and a liveable and just future.

      Disclosing this, Esther Chinnu, administrator, North East Network,
      Manipur, told mediapersons today that Sharmilafs nomination, along
      with that of 999 other epeace-womenf was officially announced by
      the Switzerland-based 1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize 2005 campaign
      today.

      According to Chinnu, Sharmila is among 158 women nominated from the
      South Asian region. Including Sharmila, six women in total were
      nominated from the north-eastern states of India.

      Their names were announced by the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace
      Prize 2005 campaignfs South Asia coordinator, Kamla Bhasin at a
      press conference held this afternoon, she stated.

      Recalling that the North East Networkfs chairperson, Manisha Behl
      was behind the initiative for Sharmilafs nomination, she said the
      NEN had received an official intimation of the nomination on June 14
      last.

      Sharmilafs brother, Irom Singhajit, recalled that after the
      massacre of nine civilians by Assam Rifles troops in November 2002
      at Malom, Sharmila had launched her lone struggle seeking the
      removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the state.

      IANS adds: Three Tamil Nadu women have been nominated for the Nobel
      Peace Prize by a Chennai-based NGO - Initiatives: Women in
      Development - for their work on issues such as AIDS, environment and
      social parity.

      The names of Shyamala Natarajan, Saraswathi and Krishna Jagannathan
      were announced by the NGO Wednesday.

      The three women figure in a list of 1,000 women from 150 countries,
      whose names have been submitted to the Nobel Prize Committee.

      Natarajan is a journalist in her late 40s and is the founder
      director of South India AIDS Action. She has been working with HIV-
      positive and AIDS-affected people for more than a decade.

      Saraswathi, hailing from Chennai, works with campaigns to eliminate
      caste discriminations.

      Jagannathan is an environmentalist and works for women's issues. She
      belongs to Nagapattinam district, which was hit badly by the
      December tsunami disaster.

      As many as nine Nepalese women have also been nominated for the
      Nobel Peace Prize 2005 for their contribution to peace-building.

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