Tag: Irom Sharmila

Activist files objection against Irom Sharmila's marriage

Activist files objection against Irom Sharmila’s marriage

A local activist has objected the proposed marriage of human rights campaigner, Irom Sharmila with her long-time partner at the office of the sub-registrar in Kodaikanal. The activist, V Mahendran, from Pethuparai near Kodaikanal had filed a petition against Sharmila’s proposed marriage with Desmond Coutinho, a British citizen. The activist[Read More…]

Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila, soon to get married

Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila, soon to get married

The Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila will soon get married to her long-term partner Desmond Coutinho, who is a British citizen, said reports. Sharmila is known for her fierce resistance against the Armed Forces Act in Manipur. Human rights activist Sharmila, on 5 November 2000, began a hunger strike[Read More…]

Irom Sharmila launches political party PRAJA

Activist Irom Sharmila today launched a new political party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance or the PRAJA. Irom Sharmila said that her party would be based on the principles of justice, understanding, love and peace. She announced that she will contest the Manipur assembly elections to be held early next[Read More…]

Irom Sharmila: Fought for 16 years, homeless now

Irom Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long fast yesterday, is struggling to find a shelter in Manipur. The 44-year-old activist had announced that she will try a different approach to fight Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) by contesting elections in Manipur polls. After breaking her fast on Tuesday outside the[Read More…]

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