The Hadiya case was up before the Supreme Court a couple of days back. The court said that Hadiya should be permitted to study and it would hear the matter pertaining to her marriage with a Muslim man at a later date.
“We are grappling with the problem of Love Jihad or forced conversions”, the Kerala government has told the Supreme Court. While the Kerala government had earlier opposed the National Investigation Agency probe into such cases, it has now told the SC that the report prepared by the agency must be taken into account.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition by a mother who has alleged that her daughter was radicalised before she joined the ISIS. The petitioner sought an NIA probe into the alleged forced conversion of their daughter. The petition states that the girl was forcibly converted through Love Jihad and was being lured into joining the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
The National Investigation Agency will file a status report in the Love Jihad case today. The NIA will inform the court that it has not been able to question the woman in question as it has been informed by the father that she is not in the right frame of mind.
The Kerala State Women’s Commission has directed the police to inquite and submit a report on the current condition of Hadiya. The commission directed the Kottayam superintendent of police to find out about the condition of Hadiya, probe the matter and submit a report.
Another petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by a parent seeking an NIA probe into the alleged forced conversion of their daughter. The petition states that the girl was forcibly converted through Love Jihad and was being lured into joining the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments during the Love Jihad case. The Supreme Court objected to senior advocate Dushyant Dave’s loud arguments. The court also took objection to his accusation against the BJP members that they were trying to disturb communal harmony in Kerala by terming his client Shafin Jahan’s marriage to Akhila alias Hadiya as Love Jihad.
The Kerala government has challenged the NIA probe into the Love Jihad case. Submitting an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Kerala government said that it has been two months since the NIA has been probing the case, but the agency has found no concrete evidence that Love Jihad exists.
The question is not about Love Jihad. The question is whether the High Court can annul a marriage is what the Supreme Court sought to know. Changing its preliminary view, the SC said that a father cannot be seen dictating the personal life of a 24 year old daughter.
The National Investigation Agency will seek the help of the Kerala police in probing alleged cases of forced conversions. The NIA has collected data on conversions that have taken place in a forced manner. Most of the data that is being collected is from the Therbiyathul Islam Sabha in Kozhikode, a religious centre authorised by the Kerala government.