Kerala ‘love-jihad case’: Hadiya pleads in new video – ‘Please get me out, I will get killed soon’

The case is currently pending in the Supreme Court, which has ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to ascertain whether there is a wider pattern of 'love jihad' in the case.

Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: October 27, 2017 1:27 pm
love jihad, hadiya, hadiya kerala, hadiya news, love jihad news, india news, indian expres news Social activist Rahul Eashwar said he has, in his possession, more footage of Hadiya but that it cannot be released publicly as it has communal undertones. (File/Photo)

Hadiya, a 24-year-old girl, whose conversion to Islam and subsequent marriage to a Muslim man has rocked Kerala, is now heard pleading in a video to be freed from her parental home.

In the brief video, released to the media by social activist Rahul Eashwar at a press conference in Kochi, Hadiya is heard saying, “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….” before her voice trails away. The video is incomplete and was reportedly taken on August 17 at Vaikom in Kottayam district where she currently resides with her parents.

Eashwar said he has, in his possession, more footage of Hadiya but that it cannot be released publicly as it has communal undertones. He said the video was released in order to get the court’s attention to the 24-year-old’s plight. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing on October 30.

In an earlier video released by Eashwar, Hadiya is heard saying, “Am I supposed to live like this? Is this what they (father and mother) want?” In the same video, her mother is seen crying and saying that she ‘wants her daughter back.’

The marriage of Akhila Asokan, alias Hadiya, to Shafin Jahan was set aside by the Kerala High Court in May and her custody was entrusted to her parents. Her father KM Asokan had said that she was forcefully and fraudulently converted to Islam. The case is currently pending in the Supreme Court, which has ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to ascertain whether there is a wider pattern of ‘love jihad’ in the case.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. F
    Frank Smith
    Oct 28, 2017 at 12:00 am
    Now that the truth is finally out as everyone knew that this is not a case of love jihad as one of the alleged cases, Hadhiya must be returned to her husband and his brutal father and other family members put behind the bars and case be registered against those RSS and other Sanghi Hindu brigades and their supporters who are responsible for this poor lady's torture and misery.
    (13)(2)
    Reply
    1. F
      Frank Smith
      Oct 28, 2017 at 12:00 am
      When a Hindu lady marries a Muslim man, every time it's termed as love jihad. Why can't it be only love? Why are minorities like Muslims, Christians and Dalits always viewed with suspicion and systematically targeted and harassed and even killed? Why are Hindus so insecure? Why do they think they are going to get extinct? Do their fears come from the fact that Hinduism is nothing but Mythology and some people don't buy this?
      (11)(1)
      Reply
      1. H
        Harry
        Oct 28, 2017 at 4:15 am
        But Abrahmic religions are total nonsense. World was not created six thousand years ago by a god, who did not know how he did it. It is like Al gore claim of having invented internet. Hindu prefer to become scientific minded and science is slowly proving Hinduism right science and Hinduism claim of world more than seven billion years old is more credible than Abrahmic claim of 6000 years old world. Hindu are simply try to prevent Atavistic tendencies among some Hindus influenced by snake oil seller type preachers of Islam and Christianity.
        (1)(7)
        Reply
        1. E
          Edgeline
          Oct 28, 2017 at 9:57 am
          You dumb the Hindu lady has to Islam to get married to a muslim? Where does love come in that. Minorities have this stupid idea that they are being cuted unnecessarily which is a line fed to them in order to keep them aloof from rest of the society and s like you are mimicking that same bull Hinduism existed in India before and if Hindus were not tolerant most of these so called minority religion would not exist in India.
          (0)(3)
          Reply
        2. H
          Harry
          Oct 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm
          The fundamental problem is India's Nehru cons ution. India should replace it with Arya Cons ution. Conversion should be prohibited outright and people trying to convert pagans or Kaffirs to Islam should be subject to capital punishment. Christians and Muslims should be freely allowed to convert each other. This law should be there until Hindus and specifically Buddhists are freely allowed to convert Muslims to Hinduism or Buddhism in Muslim countries. Secu activists should be put in prison and should be investigated for their links to wahabis.
          (4)(15)
          Reply
          1. D
            D Prakash
            Oct 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm
            If a Muslim girl marries a non - Muslim youth and converts to the youth's religion , she will be considered an apostate. Sharia prescribes death penalty for an apostate. So any person form Muslim community favouring Hindu girl - Muslim boy marriages in the name of love / humanity / social tolerance must add immediately favouring other way round too , otherwise he is doing a religious duty of getting a reward in the heaven. In India Muslim community is 14 percent and 86 percent are other communities. The majority community has unbalanced demography of more boys than girls. So , by probability , there should have been more Muslim girls marriages with Hindu boys than other way round. Why it is not so ? Even Supreme Court has to ponder on these lines before coming to any conclusions.
            (10)(3)
            Reply
            1. F
              Frank Smith
              Oct 28, 2017 at 12:04 am
              It's because Hindus mistreat women. Hindus consider women worse than their shoes. Hinduism is about trampling women rights. Many evil Hindu practices against women like Sati were abolished by Christian Britishers and Mughals, yet so much bias is left within Hindu society against their own Hindu women.
              (2)(0)
              Reply
              1. E
                Edgeline
                Oct 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
                Hindus mistreat women seriously?if we are to link mistreatment of women to any religion then Islam should deserve full credit for that the past and present has proved this again and again
                (1)(2)
            2. S
              sahim ahmed
              Oct 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm
              suhasini hyder is Subramanium Swamy's Daughter married to a muslim. Mukhtar abbas naqvi married to hindu girl shahnawaz hussain married to hindu girl shahrukh khan married to hindu girl aamir khan married to hindu girl saif a khan married to hindu girl then why this hindu girl is being harrassed.
              (7)(9)
              Reply
              1. R
                Rajeev
                Oct 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm
                They all married to Muslims but non of them asked to be converted, they are still Hindu, that is the difference
                (11)(2)
                Reply
                1. S
                  Saurabh
                  Oct 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm
                  But their offspring will be a Muslim because of father. So it does not make any difference whether these women convert or not. If this girl converted on her own, it should not be a problem.
                  (1)(1)
              2. Load More Comments