Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: SC says consent of girl is prime, to hear Hadiya on November 27

Kerala love jihad case: The Supreme Court had ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the matter, to ascertain whether if there is a wider angle of 'love-jihad' involved in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2017 2:55 am
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Continuing hearing in the Kerala ‘love jihad’ case, the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Monday observed that the consent of Hadiya, alias Akhila Ashokan, is important for marriage as she is a major.

Declining a plea by Hadiya’s father to hold in-camera proceedings, the bench directed him to produce her before it at 3 pm on November 27. She will testify in an open court, the bench said.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Shafin Jahan, the husband of Akhila Ashokan alias Hadiya, in the Kerala ‘love jihad’ case seeking to overturn the orders of the Kerala High Court that annulled his marriage with the 24-year-old.

The Kerala High Court had in May this year set aside the marriage of Shafin Jahan with Hadiya and entrusted her custody to her parents. The court had based its orders on the account given by Hadiya’s father who submitted that his daughter was forcefully converted to Islam and also alleged Shafin’s links with terror group ISIS. The two got married in December 2016.

Recently, in a video released by social activist Rahul Eashwar in Kochi, Hadiya alleged mistreatment at the hands of her father and threat to her life pleading: “You have to get me out. I am sure I will be killed tomorrow or the day after. My father is getting angry, I know. When I walk, he is pushing me and kicking me. If my head or any body part hits somewhere and I die….”

The Supreme Court had ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the matter, to ascertain whether if there is a wider angle of ‘love-jihad’ involved in the case.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had examined two Hindu women from Kerala who reportedly said they were lured to convert to Islam but were not forced, said officials from the agency. NIA officials said the agency had asked Kerala Police for details of alleged forced conversions at Therbiyathul Islam Sabha in Kozhikode, a religious centre authorised by the Kerala government where Akhila is learnt to have converted.

The SC had earlier said that it would also examine the question whether the Kerala High Court, by exercising its powers under the writ jurisdiction, could annul the marriage. “The question is whether a High Court, on an Article 226 petition, can annul the marriage,” CJI Misra had said.

The Kerala government has earlier told the Supreme Court that a state investigation into the marriage of a Muslim man to a Hindu woman who had embraced Islam had not found anything that would warrant a probe by the NIA.

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  1. John Abram
    Oct 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    There is problem with extremist Hindus, they don't want to follow the Cons ution. Namak Haram , jis desh me rehte us desh ke cons ution ko nahi maante. These Hindutva people must be expelled from India.
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      Michelle:Vedic:human
      Oct 31, 2017 at 1:59 am
      Bible quotes:::::.“One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.:::::: (Genesis 19:31-36 NIV),---Jai hind.
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        Michelle:Vedic:human
        Oct 31, 2017 at 1:57 am
        Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell to face March court hearing in Australia over historical sex charges,---Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will face a court hearing in Australia next year to answer what police have described as “historical se-xu--al offences”, a magistrate said on Friday, the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations,---CAT-LICK VETI C-U-N-T second in charge to the King called POPE child molesters,--This is from Christian Bible. She lussted after her lovers, whose geenitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses:::::::::EZEKIEL-23:20 NIV,-------Jai hind.
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          Drillman
          Oct 31, 2017 at 1:57 am
          Hindu women do not get sexual satisfaction that is why they marry Muslims who drill them well.
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            Bhakt
            Nov 5, 2017 at 8:20 am
            Please talk accordingly to the teachings of Quran. Don't defame or insult any religion. Such type of your comments will not make people understand Islam.
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            Michelle:Vedic:human
            Oct 31, 2017 at 1:56 am
            evidence in the bible of Jesus's homosexuality.
There's hints of it, and then there's readings into it. The hints come from John's Gospel with the "beloved disciple." He and Jesus have an intimate relationship, although there are questions as to who the disciple actually is. Anyhow, the beloved disciple is lying on the chest of Jesus at the last supper and is supposedly in his "inner tunic," which is what we would call underwear today. It's a very intimate gesture, and it's a special gesture of affection between the two,The Gospel of John makes references to the disciple whom Jesus loved (John 13:23, 19:26, 21:7–20),---Jai hind.
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