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Civil rights activist Irom gives birth to twin girls

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Irom Sharmila, civil rightsactivist from Manipur, gave birth to twin baby girls at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Doctors at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, where gave birth on Mother's day, said the babies and the mother were in good health.

"It was a C-section (Caesarean) because there were twin babies...Children are very cute and are in good health," Dr told

was undergoing regular consultations at the hospital over the nine-months of her pregnacy.

of the Hospitals, Nitin Nag, in a release said "Twin-1 was born at 9.21 am with the birth weight of2.16 kg and Twin-2 was born at 9.22 am with a birth weight of 2.14 kg.

Parents have named the twins and and Autumn Tara. Both the babies and the mother are doing well."

The 46-year-old Sharmila, who conducted a 16-year hunger strike demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur, married her partner Desmond Anthony Bellarnine Coutinho, in 2017at Kodaikanal in

Sharmila, popularly known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, ended the protest in 2016.

She had even contested the assembly election in 2017 against However, she lost.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 20:56 IST