Supreme Court upholds Hadiya's marriage with Muslim man, quashes Kerala HC order

Shafin Jahan and Hadiya

India's supreme court on Thursday permitted a Hindu woman who converted to Islam to live with her Muslim husband.

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the judgment passed by the Kerala High Court annulling the marriage of 25 yr old marriage Hadiya to Shafin Jahan.

Upholding the marriage between consenting adults, a bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will continue with an ongoing probe into the matter. "Kerala High Court should not have annulled marriage between Hadiya and Shafin Jahan", the court said in its judgement. The top court had in November 2017 freed Hadiya from her parents and sent her to persue her studies.

The Supreme Court indicated that it would re-consider its earlier decision to order a probe by the NIA into the "love jihad" controversy and said prima facie it was of the view that the father can not hold custody of his 24-year-old girl.

Oct 7: Kerala govt tells SC that Muslim marriage case didn't warrant NIA probe. The top court also said Hadiya can freely follow her pursuits.

During the hearing, the SC bench reiterated that the court can not intervene in the case of a marriage between two consenting adults.

An Indian woman at the centre of an inter-religious marriage row may now live with her husband, the Supreme Court has ruled.

An investigation was opened by the Supreme Court and she was summoned to testify if she was forced to convert.

Ashokan is but an individual, a father whose daughter has chosen to go against him, in choosing her religion as well as life partner.

Any father will be concerned and scared to marry of his daughter to a terrorist.

But she was presented in the court after her marriage. Complete justice will only be done if the courts admit that they erred gravely, and themselves acted in violation of Hadiya's fundamental rights.

She also said that she had been kept in "unlawful custody" by her parents.

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