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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 to contest elections against Manipur CM Okram Ibobi

Known as Iron lady, Irom Sharmila will contest elections against Manipur chief minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month. “Sharmila will contest from Thoubal seat,” convenor of her party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) Erendro Leichonbam, said.[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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