‘Kerala Love Jihad case’; Hadiya files affidavit; to remain Shafin’s wife
In a case that has been hyped as love jihad case, the woman in question, Hadiya has yet again stated that she wants to remain a Muslims and that she wants to remain wife of Shafin Jahan.
The 24-year-old woman had made headlines after she converted to Islam.
In a recent verdict on the Kerala ‘love jihad’ case in January this year, the Supreme Court declared that an adult woman has the right to live freely and choose a life of her choice.
The Supreme Court said the NIA could continue with its probe into the alleged love jihad case of Kerala but it cannot investigate the marital status of the man and the woman.
The top court also said that the woman had specifically said she had married Shafin Jahan on her own.
Akhila had married a Muslim man called Shafin, embraced Islam and changed her name to Hadiya.
Registered with her original name Akhila Ashokan, Hadiya was forced to discontinue her studies at the institute after a major row erupted over her conversion to Islam and marriage to Shafin.
Ashokan K M, the father of the woman, had alleged that there was a well-oiled systematic mechanism for conversion and Islamic radicalization.>