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SC relief to Hadiya, sets aside HC order annulling her marriage

SC relief to Hadiya, sets aside HC order annulling her marriage

Hadiya, who was born a Hindu, had married Shefin Jahan, a Muslim man, in 2016.

Ms Jahan and her husband appealed after the high court in the state of Kerala annulled their marriage. "However, despite the fact that I submitted repeatedly before the Kerala High Court that I made the above choices on my own free will, the HC did not heed to my submissions", she said.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled out Kerala High Court's order restored the marriage of Hadiya. The court took such a decision because.

The Bench of Chief Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar, and D Y Chandrachud reiterated the position that marriage between two consenting adults could not be nullified in a habeas corpus petition.

The apex court had in August 2017 asked the NIA to probe the case of conversion and marriage of Hadiya, as the agency claimed a "pattern" was emerging in Kerala.

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.

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Kerala woman Hadiya had earlier said that she wanted to be with her husband, as she was whisked away by her parents and security personnel to board a flight to Delhi.

She further told the apex court, "I want freedom". Her father KM Ashokan had opposed her marriage. The Court's status in the case is also that of third party's. She also claimed that her husband was wrongly portrayed as a terrorist by the NIA and he had nothing to do with terror group ISIS. But criticising the apex court judgement is not right.

Hadiya had met Shafin Jahan, who was working in Oman.

She was summoned to testify by the top court on whether she had been forced to convert. This judgment was challenged in the Supreme Court by Shefin Jahan.

According to NewsMinute, during the hearing, the Supreme Court bench reiterated that the court can not intervene in the case of a marriage between two consenting adults.


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