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Women’s panel to move Supreme Court in Hadiya case

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 25, 2017, 2:33 am IST
Updated Sep 25, 2017, 2:33 am IST
Hadiya alias  K. M. Akhila had converted to Islam last year and married a Muslim, Shafin Jahan.
Akhila Ashokan, aka Hadiya, with Shafin Jahan
 Akhila Ashokan, aka Hadiya, with Shafin Jahan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Women's Commission will  approach the Supreme Court  seeking permission to visit Hadiya, 25, a homoeopathic doctor, who was put in the protective custody of her parents by the Kerala High Court in June after it  annulled her marriage on the charge of ‘love jihad.’ Commission chairperson M. C. Josephine told  the media that it plans to visit  Hadiya and prepare a status report to be submitted to the court.

Hadiya alias  K. M. Akhila had converted to Islam last year and married a Muslim, Shafin Jahan. The activists who  visited Hadiya in the last few days allege that her parents had forcibly confined  her to her house near Kottayam. A delegation of activists had met Ms Josephine earlier and submitted a memorandum to her to intervene in the case.    “We do not intend to aggravate the social situation further for Hadiya.  Several women’s organisations have also sent  petitions to the SWC,” she said.

 

Visitors have been  barred from meeting  Hadiya in  her residence, which is guarded by the police. The apex court had asked the National Investigation Agency to probe the marriage. Shafin Jahan has pleaded before the Supreme Court to cancel the NIA probe.

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Location: India, Kerala




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