Love jihad? Hadiya arrives in Delhi for SC hearing amid tight security [Videos]

First Published 26, Nov 2017, 4:35 PM IST
Love jihad Hadiya arrive New Delhi tight security
Highlights
  • The police have denied entry to mediapersons and other guests to Kerala House, where Hadiya has been put up
  • The cops have told reporters that Hadiya won't be allowed to leave Kerala House before the SC hearing on Monday
  • Before leaving from the Nedumbassery airport in Kochi, Hadiya had told reporters that she wants justice 

 

Hadiya arrived in New Delhi on Saturday night amid tight security, to appear before the Supreme Court for Monday's hearing in an alleged 'love jihad' case.

The police have denied entry to mediapersons and other guests to Kerala House, where Hadiya has been put up. The cops have told reporters that Hadiya won't be allowed to leave Kerala House before the SC hearing on Monday.

Before leaving from the Nedumbassery airport in Kochi on Saturday, Hadiya had told reporters that she is a Mulsim and insisted that she wants justice. 

"I am a Muslim. Nobody forced me to convert. I married of my own free will. I want to go with my husband. I want justice," Hadiya reiterated before the mediapersons.  

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

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

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

On September 16, Shafin 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.

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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 apex court in connection with the case.

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