Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Women's Commission has ordered a police inquiry into the present condition of Hadiya alias Akhila, whose conversion to Islam and marriage is under judicial review.
Women's Commission chairperson M.C. Josephine ordered the Kottayam district police chief to submit a report on Hadiya's condition immediately. A police officer not below the rank of DySP should be entrusted with the inquiry.
The commission gave the fresh orders in view of reports that Hadiya was facing torture in her house and that her life was under threat. There were also reports that she was being forcibly intoxicated.
Social commentator Rahul Easwar on Thursday released a video of Hadiya in which she said that she was being attacked by her father and that she feared a threat to her life.
It may be recalled that Hadiya’s father Ashokan had earlier lodged a police petition against Rahul for making public a video footage of Hadiya engaged in an argument with her mother over her conversion to Islam.
The Kerala High Court earlier had annulled the marriage of Hadiya with Shefin Jahan and given her under protective custody to her father. It was also alleged to be an act of love jihad. Shefin later approached the Supreme Court against it and the matter was under the court's consideration.
A group of women's rights activist had sought the intervention of the Women's Commission in the matter and the commission even planned to approach the court....