Kerala 'love jihad': SC questions high court order annulling Hadiya's marriage

Tabitha Dunn
Октября 4, 2017

He questioned if the Kerala High Court had exceeded its reach by annulling Hadiya's marriage in May to Shafin Jahan, who had returned to India from the Middle East. He also claimed that woman has made it clear that she accepted Islam on her own will, but later after the May 24 order of the High court, she detained against her will and also violated the rights.

The apex court has posted the case for October 9.

He pointed out that two senior Muslim BJP functionaries had married Hindus and asked will it be called love jihad and would the court order investigation against them?

Hadiya, who was born as Akhila Ashokan, is in her father's custody in Thiruvananthapuram, with many activists alleging that she is being tortured by her family.

"A father can't say I will have control over her".

The senior lawyer questioned the apex court order asking the NIA to probe saying that neither the father, nor the state and neither the NIA was in appeal against the high court order. The HC had termed the marriage, performed in December last as "Love Jihad".

Читайте также: As Puerto Rico awaits Hurricane Maria relief, Donald Trump takes to Twitter

The Kerala Government has said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.

"This NIA probe shakes the very foundation of this multi-religious country".

He said despite Justice Raveendran declining to supervise the probe, the NIA was preceding with the investigation and it was reported that the NIA has already found a "link".

In compliance with the orders of the top court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up. The ruling was a low for everyone who talks about freedom and women's rights because a woman was not allowed to exercise her right to get married to the person she chose, or to convert to a religion she wanted to follow.

Questioning the Kerala HC's power to declare a marriage as null, CJI Dipak Misra said, "Either we will appoint loco parentis or we will send her somewhere safe". Sheffin Jahan has submitted new petition in the Supreme Court alleging that Hadiya is under house arrest and she is not allowed to contact any one from outside and moreover she is facing severe human rights violation.

It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State's mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Other reports by

Discuss This Article