After nearly 16 years, the world’s longest hunger strike is due to come to an end Tuesday.

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila started her strike in 2000, after 10 civilians were allegedly killed by Indian soldiers in the country’s northeastern Manipur state.

Since then, Sharmila, also known as the “Iron lady of Manipur,” has been striking to protest India’s Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to the military to search properties, detain suspects without warrants and even shoot on sight.

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