Kerala 'love jihad': Hadiya arrives in Delhi ahead of SC hearing

ANI | Updated: Nov 26, 2017 04:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 26 (ANI): Ahead of the November 27 hearing in an alleged 'love jihad' case, Kerala woman Hadiya arrived in Delhi on Saturday to appear before the Supreme Court.

Before leaving from Kochi Airport, Hadiya told reporters, "I am a Muslim. I want to go with my husband. Nobody forced me to convert."

24-year-old Hadiya has been in the headlines after she converted to Islam following her marriage to Shafin Jahan.

Earlier, the Kerala High Court had sent her with her parents K. M. Asokan and Ponnamma, who alleged that her marriage is a case of 'love jihad', and annulled her marriage to Shafin.

The case is under the consideration of the apex court, which had ordered the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to look into it.

On September 16, Jahan filed a plea in the top court and requested to call off the NIA probe, alleging that the investigation agency "is not being fair".

On October 30, the Supreme Court directed her father to produce her on the next date of hearing.

On November 21, Hadiya's father moved a fresh application in the top court seeking direction for audio and video recording of the hearing.

On November 23, the NIA submitted a status report in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court in connection with the case. (ANI)

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