The Supreme court of India on Monday, November 27th meted out what can only be called partial justice to Hadiya from Kerala. It must be recalled that 24 year old Hadiya has been confined in her parents house for the last 11 months and her marriage to a Muslim and subsequent conversion to Islam questioned by none other than the National Investigation Agency(NIA) as a part of the larger problem of “love jihad.”
I want my freedom, I want to meet my husband- Hadiya
Hadiya told the bench, “I want my freedom. I have been in unlawful custody for last 11 months. I want to complete my studies and live my life according to my faith and as a good citizen,” Hadiya said, when asked if she wanted to go back to college.
The court told the college to allow Hadiya to complete internship and the Kerala Police to ensure she joined the institute in Salem and appointed the dean as her local guardian in Salem.
Further hearings postponed to the third week of January, 2018
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, however, didn’t say anything on her husband Shafin Jahan’s plea against a Kerala high court order annulling their marriage.
Hadiya’s husband Shafin Jahan, had moved the Supreme Court against the Kerala HC order annulling his marriage with Ms. Hadiya, The further hearing on this was postponed to the third week of January, 2018.