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  • Rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner

    Kodaikanal (TN): Manipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar’s office here this morning.

  • 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.

  • Sharmila to contest election against Manipur CM Ibobi Singh

    Imphal: Rights activist Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur Chief Minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month.

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    No change in decision to enter into politics: Irom Sharmila

    Imphal: Days after she ended her epic 16-year-long fast, Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila today said there is no change in her decision to take a plunge into politics, notwithstanding the opposition to it and hoped to make a “new beginning” in her campaign for the repeal of the contentious AFSPA in the state.

  • Another Manipuri woman to emulate Sharmila’s protest

    Imphal : Days after iconic rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-old hunger strike, a 32-year-old woman from Manipur on Friday vowed to carry forward the protest against AFSPA with an indefinite fast. A mother of two girls, Arambam Robita Leima said she would launch her fast-unto-death at 10 AM tomorrow at a community hall in Imphal West district.

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    Red Cross Society to shelter Sharmila

    Imphal: The Indian Red Cross Society will provide shelter to Irom Sharmila, who is being shunned by many in Manipur after she ended her 16-year-long fast against a draconian legislation.

  • ‘Iron lady’ now left to rust : Fast over, Manipur shuns Irom Sharmila

    Imphal : A day after she broke her 16-year fast against a law that gives sweeping powers to the military, Irom Sharmila is suddenly finding herself virtually friendless in Manipur. From her family to close friends and even neighbours, no one wants to even shake hands with a feisty woman who went without food and water these long years, earning the sobriquet ‘Iron Lady’.

  • Security cover for Irom

    Imphal: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-long fast on Tuesday and decided to enter electoral politics, was on Wednesday placed under tight security after some groups opposed her decision even as she asserted that she has been misunderstood.  Sharmila, 44, meanwhile, has been put on special liquid diet and is now under supervision of doctors of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). Armed police personnel were posted in

  • No more on fast, Manipur now shuns Sharmila

    Imphal: A day after she broke her 16-year fast against a law that gives sweeping powers to the military, Irom Sharmila is suddenly finding herself virtually friendless in Manipur.

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    Sharmila under supervision of JNIMS doctors; on liquid diet

    Imphal: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-old hunger strike yesterday, is now under supervision at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and has been put on a special liquid diet.

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    Irom Sharmila to end her fast after 16 years tomorrow

    Imphal: After being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Chanu Sharmila is all set to end her fast tomorrow morning.

  • Irom bombshell

    The decision of the human rights activist Irom Sharmila to end her sixteen-year-old fast on August 9 and to enter the electoral fray in Manipur is welcome. Fighting against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from within the political system would provide her a greater say, and understanding, than was the case hitherto when she was being force-fed.