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Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho

In March elections this year, Irom Sharmila lost out to outgoing CM Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress and her party was humiliated. Post the election results, Sharmila said she would quit politics.

Stature a worry for govt, can come in her way too

Irom's fight against what is perceived as a draconian law has made her more than just an icon.


Irom Sharmila is fighting another fight — for her right to love

Supporters deny Manipuri activist’s charge of trying to keep her from fiance.

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Irom Sharmila Ties The Knot With Desmond Coutinho In Kodaikanal

Irom Sharmila, the civil rights activist who sat on a hunger strike for 16 long years demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur, married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Sharmila married Coutinho, a British citizen, under the Special Marriage Act at the sub-registrar’s […]