Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage


Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage

The SC bench restored her marriage with her husband Shafin Jahan.

The woman, 26 year old Hadiya Jahan, was born into a Hindu family, but converted to Islam when she married a Muslim man.

The order delivered by a Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra took into account that when Hadiya was summoned to court she admitted to her marriage with Shafin Jahan.

Stating that its decision was in view of what Hadiya had contended in the top court, the apex court ruled that the Kerala High Court should not have annulled the marriage, according to Bar and Bench.

Mar 8: SC restores Hadiya's marriage with Shafin Jahan, sets aside Kerala HC's annulment order.

In doing so, the apex court overturned an earlier order of Kerala HC, which had cancelled the marriage saying it wasn't legal as she entered into it out of coercion or was brainwashed into it.

The apex court had on January 23 made it clear that the NIA can not probe the marital status of Hadiya and Jahan.

March 6 (ANI): Hadiya's father, KM Ashokan on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in connection with the alleged Kerala love jihad case.

In an affidavit filed before the top court, Hadiya said that she had married Jahan on her own will and sought the court's permission to "live as his wife".

The Hadiya-Akhila case began in January 2016, when her parents reported her missing.

Earlier, Hadiya's father had told the court that she was being "psychologically and physically abducted", her father Ashokan told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in response to an affidavit filed by Hadiya.

The Supreme Court ordered an NIA probe into the matter to ascertain if there was any terror angle in the conversion of Hadiya and her marriage to Shefin Jahan.

Two days after her wedding, she appeared in court with her husband, but the court "expressed its dissatisfaction over the marriage and directed her to go back to the hostel".

"Today's Supreme Court verdict is not complete".

An investigation was opened by the Supreme Court and she was summoned to testify if she was forced to convert.

Any father will be concerned and scared to marry of his daughter to a terrorist.



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