Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage

Shafin Jahan and Hadiya

India's top court on Thursday overturned a decision of the Kerala High Court which had annulled the marriage of Hadiya, a Kerala-based girl who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man.

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and Chandrachud pronounced the judgment today.

The Kerala High Court in May 2017 had annulled the marriage terming it as an instance of "love jihad", following which Jahan had approached the apex court.

Hadiya, a resident of Kerala, had reverted to Islam and married a Muslim.

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The Kerala Police and the NIA has stated that Shahana and Musthafa were communicating with Hadiya before her conversion. The Supreme Court then ordered an NIA probe in the incident.

The Supreme Court held that the high court could not annul the marriage under article 226 of the Constitution of India and also based its contentions on Hadiya's statements in the court, recorded in November past year.

During the course of the hearing in Supreme Court, Hadiya had maintained that she voluntarily wanted to be with Shafin Jahan.

In November, the Supreme Court had said that Hadiya can leave her parents' house and go back to college in Tamil Nadu.

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Her family alleged she was brainwashed as part of an anti-Hindu conspiracy, prompting a lower court to annul the marriage.

"Will consider filing a review petition", Asokan told reporters, reacting to the ruling by the apex court bench.

The court however, said that an NIA investigation into the criminal dimension into the case, if any, would continue. The Bench said that there was a roving inquiry by the Kerala High Court into Hadiya's marriage. "I respectfully reiterate that I am a Muslim and I want to continue to live as a Muslim ..."

Hadiya is now pursuing her medical course from Shivaraj Homeopathy Medical College in Tamil Nadu's Salem after Supreme Court's direction in November, 2017. The apex court freed her from her father's custody and ordered her institution to allow her to continue her education in November a year ago.

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