Hadiya case an instance of 'psychological kidnapping': NIA

Taylor Byrd
October 31, 2017

The top court said that the 24-year-old Hadiya's consent as an adult was "prime" and her version of how and why she married a Muslim man in Kerala last year will be heard on 27 November.

The court was hearing a petition by Hadiya's husband, Jahan, which said the high court order was an "insult to the independence of the women of India as it completely takes away their right to think for themselves".

The Supreme Court on Monday said on Monday that it would question Kerala woman Hadiya in the open court on November 27 about whether her marriage to a Muslim man occured with her consent.

The Kerala High Court annulled Hadiya's marriage and ordered her to return to live with her parents in Kottayam in May.

Recently, while hearing a matter, the Kerala High Court observed- "all inter-religious marriages can not be termed love jihad".

Recently, while hearing a matter, the Kerala High Court observed: "All inter-religious marriages can not be termed love jihad".

The Centre said parental authority can be invoked in cases where someone is manipulated or indoctrinated. I am sure I will be killed tomorrow or the day after.

However, Easwar said that the full video has not been released because it contains excerpts involving communal issues. My father is getting angry, I know. "She should not be confined in this manner, only a criminal can be", Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy told Al Jazeera.

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the father of of the woman, submitted that there was a well-oiled organisational apparatus operating for carrying out such activities. "When you talk about unity and diversity we are not going by impulse of society, but we will go by the law", he said. "It was on her own will that she decided not to move out of the house", Mr. Ashokan said. "Courts can not remain silent in plural societies". She was allegedly recruited by the Islamic State terrorist group and her husband was only a stooge.

With a string of high-profile cases lined up for hearing on Monday 30 October, the Supreme Court (SC) is all set for a busy start of the week.

However, even as he welcomed the court's decision, Shafin told TNM that November 27 is too distant a date, and that he fears for her safety till then.

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