Kerala women’s panel chief not allowed to meet Hadiya

The Supreme Court will hear Hadiya on November 27 before deciding on a petition filed by her husband Shafin Jahan challenging the high court order nullifying their marriage.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: November 15, 2017 2:50 am
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Kerala Women’s Commission chairperson and CPM central committee member M C Josephine on Tuesday said she was denied permission to meet Hadiya, whose marriage with a Muslim youth has been nullified by the High Court.

Josephine said that Hadiya’s father K M Ashokan did not allow her to meet her, citing security reasons, and said that the family was taking care of her.

Josephine also pointed out that the chairperson of the National Women’s Commission had met Hadiya at her home near Vaikkom in Kottayam district last week.

Ashokan said he was pained by Josephine’s approach. “She felt the need to visit Akhila (Hadiya) only after the National Women’s Commission chairperson came from Delhi and visited us. Josephine had tried to join hands with extremist elements on this issue. Hence, I could not allow her to visit my daughter. She should have understood the pain of a mother. Instead of approaching us, she moved the court to win a direction to meet my daughter, which is unacceptable to me,’’ he said.

The Supreme Court will hear Hadiya on November 27 before deciding on a petition filed by her husband Shafin Jahan challenging the high court order nullifying their marriage.

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    1. N
      Nov 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm
      Muslim convert Hadhiya's Parents were communist party members. When they needed party's most support party disregarded his appeal and went against N I A inquiry too. Appeasing extremist Muslims for vote banks
      1. K
        k basu
        Nov 15, 2017 at 9:58 pm
        I am no fan of muslims. But how can a 24 year be held against her will and her marriage annulled by a court. What happened to habeas corpus. And why does this simple matter has to be taken to the supreme court.
        1. A
          Nov 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm
          Narayan, please look at the matter before you become judgmental. Any parent will be pained to see their child getting married to a man from different religion. But the cons utional right of every citizen above the age of 18 / 21 is she/he can chose his choices of religion, spouse, type of food or dress. This girl is in her 24s and made up a decision to convert to Islam then married to a muslim. How can her parent stop her from excercising her cons utional right? In fact High Court should have charged the parents for denial of the this girl's right. As a CM, who is the cons utional Head of a state, cannot favour one or the other. even if they are the blood relatives. Unlike what some other CMs or PM is doing, Pinarayi Vijayan acted on the power responsibility entrusted on him by cons ution and people of Kerala. Kerala has a more balanced electorate and religious belief. BJP/RSS is trying hard to break this peace and mutual respect of religious sentiments.
          1. C
            Nov 16, 2017 at 12:51 am
            Who said that a 24 year old cannot be fooled. Please do not sweep serious doubts under carpet. You do not know Mr.Vijayan, his life (soldier and cared for his sisters, been a responsible father) and that he is an atheist and in CPM. Why secretive one day conversion? why marriage in secret? why was the Special Marriages Act not used? Why did the boy even once try to meet Mr.Vijayan to try to convince him? As would be wife's father should he not respect Mr.Vijayan and look for their welfare and wishes? Why did he not convert to marry the dded that was the problem (apparently it wasn't). Conversion of the girl appears to be the only goal and religios duty in this case.