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Far and away from Manipur, Irom Sharmila says: 'I get the political system now... It's corrupt'

March 18, 2022 1:46 pm

Sharmila made a quiet exit from Manipur after her upsetting electoral loss in 2017. Now, she stays away from the limelight that once never left her

Nagaland firing incident proves high time AFSPA is repealed from NE: Irom Sharmila

December 13, 2021 4:26 pm

The AFSPA empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without a prior warrant. In the northeast, it is in force in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and some districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Irom Sharmila welcomes twins at 46: Pros and cons of raising a child in your 40s

September 03, 2019 2:12 pm

Irom Sharmila: The activist gave birth to twin girls Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara through C-section after 35 weeks of pregnancy. While late parenthood is on the rise, here are some things you need to keep in mind if you have a child in your 40s.

On Mother’s Day, twin girls for Irom Sharmila

May 13, 2019 7:05 am

Sharmila and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.

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

August 17, 2017 4:38 pm

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.

Manipur election results 2017 LIVE updates: Congress, BJP in neck-and-neck battle; Irom Sharmila secures just 90 votes

March 11, 2017 8:23 pm

Manipur elections results 2017: The state is currently governed by Congress with Okram Ibobi Singh as the chief minister who has held the position since 2002.

Imphal court acquits Irom Sharmila in attempt to suicide case

October 06, 2016 4:11 am

Chief Judicial Magistrate dismissed the charges against the 'Iron Lady' saying the prosecution had not provided sufficient evidence to prove her guilt.

In a Broken Land

April 09, 2016 12:13 am

In Anubha Bhonsle's intimate portrayal, Manipur emerges as a wounded civilisation, where sorrow is a moral response to tragedy and violation.

Irom Sharmila acquitted in suicide bid case

March 31, 2016 2:03 am

Sharmila, 42, later said she would continue her struggle. “My struggle will continue till the time AFPSA is repealed. It does not matter whether I am released from jail or not,” she said.

15 years and counting: Irom Sharmila's protest against AFSPA

November 01, 2015 9:53 am

Irom Sharmila has been on a hunger strike since November 2000, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).


Emotions run high as Irom Sharmila released the second time

January 23, 2015 4:56 pm

The court of Judicial Magistrate Imphal East ordered release of 42-year-old Irom Sharmila from custody on Thursday.

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested from protest site

August 22, 2014 8:46 pm

Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.

Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to continue fast

August 20, 2014 10:14 pm

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who was on hunger strike for the last 14 years, walked free on Wednesday.