Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu), July 13 : Finally, Irom Sharmila, who is commonly known as Iron lady and the indefatigable fighter against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, is all set all to tie a wedding knot.
Sharmila registered an application for marriage with her long-time British friend Desmond Coutinho at the Sub Registrar in Tamil Nadu.
Iron lady, stepped into politics this year but unfortunately she lost her debut assembly elections in Manipur.
Sharmila filed the application under the Hindu Marriage Act.
As its an inter-religious marriage, the sub registrar told the couple that they have to file the application under the Special Marriage Act.
Sharmila moved to Kodaikanal after the assembly elections, there she has been has been living with her friend for some months, while speaking to media she said “I came to Kodaikanal in search of peace and liked the place”.
Manipur’s Iron lady is famous for her more than 16-year-long hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of the AFSPA from Manipur. She ended the fast in August last year.