Hadiya's father happy with Supreme Court's order

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2017 13:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): In the wake of the Supreme Court directing Hadiya to be taken to college for her studies, her father KM Ashokan on Tuesday expressed happiness, adding he had always wanted her to study.

The apex court, during a hearing on the Kerala 'love jihad' case yesterday, said the college should allow the hostel facility to Hadiya and also ordered her college dean to be her guardian after she requested for it.

"We never abused her. I am happy with the Supreme Court. I was worried about her education and wanted her to study. Now I am happy," Ashokan told the media.

This decision was taken after the court questioned Hadiya in the case, where she told the apex court that she wanted to be with her husband.

The 24-year-old has been in the headlines after she became a Muslim following her marriage to Jahan.

Hadiya said she had married Jahan out of her own will and not forcibly. The top court will now hear the matter next in third week of January.

Earlier, the NIA had submitted a status report in a sealed cover to the top court in connection with the case.

The apex court has been hearing Hadiya's case after Jahan approached the top court following the Kerala High Court annulling his marriage with Hadiya.

While Hadiya's parents have been alleging that her marriage was a case of 'love jihad' and that she was converted to Islam forcibly, Hadiya has refuted these claims so far. (ANI)