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Irom Sharmila to tie the knot


Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) : Finally, Irom Sharmila, the indefatigable fighter against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, has decided to tie the knot.

On Wednesday, she filed an application for marriage with her long-time British friend Desmond Coutinho in the office of Sub Registrar Rajesh in this hill station in Tamil Nadu.

Sharmila, who had a disastrous debut in assembly elections in Manipur this year, filed the application under the Hindu Marriage Act. The Sub Registrar told her that since it is an inter-religious marriage, they have to file the application under the Special Marriage Act.