A twenty two year old Kashmiri student became the first person to receive the ‘Irom Sharmila Scholarship’ .
The student, Iymon Majeed is currently pursuing MA Political Science from Jamia Millia Islamia, and has been writing about the experience of Kashmir with Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 and militarism for various publications.
Iymon, born in March 1991, nine months after AFSPA was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, soon in the year 1995 the army commandeered his house and his family was thrown out.
These situations could be a possible reason for him to strive further and more vigorously. The jury had shortlisted four students out of forty who were eligible.