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Kerala love jihad case, as it happened: SC allows Hadiya to resume college, says dean will be responsible for her

Hadiya, who has to depose before the Supreme Court in an alleged 'love jihad' case, said she wanted to be with her husband Shafin Jahan

FP Staff November 27, 2017 17:51:38 IST
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Kerala love jihad case, as it happened: SC allows Hadiya to resume college, says dean will be responsible for her

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17:24 (ist)

I want to be true my faith and go back to my husband: Hadiya tells Supreme Court

The court was adjourned for the day, as Hadiya voiced her demands in front of the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court. Hadiya's deposition will continue on Tuesday. 

Hadiya also told the court:

"I want my husband to be my guardian."

"I have endured mental harassment and been in unlawful custody for 11 months. I want to go back to my college and continue my education."

"I want to be true my faith and go back to my husband."

17:12 (ist)

"My husband is there to take care of my expenses, why should I study on state expenditure: Hadiya

According to The News Minute, the court further asked Hadiya if she wanted to continue her studies on state expenditure, to which she replied, "My husband is there to take care of my expenses, why should I study on state expenditure?"

16:15 (ist)

Hypnotic counselling, neuro-linguistic programming used to entice women: NIA

'Hypnotic counselling' and 'Neuro-linguistic programming' are methods used by radical organisations to entice young women to convert to Islam and marry Muslim men, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed, News18 reports.

In a fresh report submitted in the Supreme Court, the NIA has underlined that hypnotic counselling is a technique employed by certain people belonging to particular groups. According to NIA sources, there are trained people who use hypnosis to influence vulnerable women. These non-Muslim women are then "drifted off to an altered state of mind where they are made to believe in doing what the counsellors wish".

15:22 (ist)

Supreme Court currently deciding if the hearing will be in-camera or in open


​News18 reports that the first hearing regarding in camera proceeding has commenced.

12:40 (ist)

NIA claims that hypnotic counselling, neuro-linguistic programming is being used to entice women

'Hypnotic counselling' and 'Neuro-linguistic programming' are being used by radical organisations to entice young women to convert to Islam and marry Muslim men, the NIA has claimed, according to News18.

In its report submitted in the Supreme Court, the NIA has underlined that hypnotic counselling is a technique employed by certain people belonging to particular groups. According to NIA sources, there are trained people who use hypnosis to influence vulnerable women. These non-Muslim women are then "drifted off to an altered state of mind where they are made to believe in doing what the counsellors wish".

12:22 (ist)

Kerala House in Delhi turns to fortress for Hadiya's stay

A day before the Supreme Court hearing in the controversial Love Jihad Case, the Kerala House in Delhi has turned into a fortress on the arrival of a new guest, reports News18.

​A Kerala police team is accompanying Hadiya and her family members. Sources also said that an entire floor has been blocked for Hadiya, and 2-3 rooms have been booked for her and her family to stay. Delhi Police are also on alert for additional security.

12:10 (ist)

Kerala a potential hotbed of Islamic State recruitment? 

The NIA’s probe started in 2015 after the government identified Kerala, which sends tens of thousands of workers to West Asia, as a potential hotbed of Islamic State recruitment. Nearly half of Kerala’s 33 million people practice Islam and Christianity. Local police and the NIA said at least 100 people from Kerala have joined the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The NIA’s nine “Love Jihad” cases were based on complaints lodged by the parents of the Hindu girls and all were found to have links with Islamic State, the NIA police sources said. The agency dropped the investigations into the other 80 cases because no links to militants were found, the sources said.

12:02 (ist)

Opposition says this is the usage of state apparatus to establish Hindu dominance in India

Opposition parties say the investigation shows the government is allowing the RSS and others to use the state apparatus to further an agenda of establishing Hindu dominance in India, where 13 percent of the population is Muslim, reports Reuters. 

The RSS, which founded the first iteration of Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party six decades ago, believes India is fundamentally a Hindu nation. Since Modi’s election in May 2014, the RSS has expanded its membership and influence across India and either it or its affiliates now run key ministries, such as the home ministry that supervises the NIA and the finance ministry.

Muslims — who account for 172 million of India’s 1.32 billion citizens — have been under increasing pressure from the Hindu right. Muslims have been lynched for killing cows - considered sacred in Hinduism - and some of their slaughter houses forced to shut down.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 17:50 (IST)

Date for next hearing has been set for third week of January

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:36 (IST)

Deal will be responsible for Hadiya's well-being, orders Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ordered for Hadiya to be taken to Sivaraj Homeopathic medical college, Salem in Tamil Nadu by today or tomorrow, The News Minute reported. The court also asked women police police officers to be there in plain clothes around the college to ensure her safety.

"The dean will be responsible for Hadiya's well-being,"ordered Supreme Court. 

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:28 (IST)

Hadiya's college dean will be her guardian, orders Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:24 (IST)

I want to be true my faith and go back to my husband: Hadiya tells Supreme Court

The court was adjourned for the day, as Hadiya voiced her demands in front of the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court. Hadiya's deposition will continue on Tuesday. 

Hadiya also told the court:

"I want my husband to be my guardian."

"I have endured mental harassment and been in unlawful custody for 11 months. I want to go back to my college and continue my education."

"I want to be true my faith and go back to my husband."

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:19 (IST)

Court adjourned for the day: SC to resume hearing tomorrow

"I was in unlawful custody for the last 11 months," Hadiya has told the Supreme court. Several reports said that Hadiya also told that she wants her husband to be her lawful guardian in case she decides to return to college.

The News Minute reports that the court was adjourned for the day and the Supreme Court will resume hearing of the case on Tuesday.

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:12 (IST)

"My husband is there to take care of my expenses, why should I study on state expenditure: Hadiya

According to The News Minute, the court further asked Hadiya if she wanted to continue her studies on state expenditure, to which she replied, "My husband is there to take care of my expenses, why should I study on state expenditure?"

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:08 (IST)

When asked by Justice Chandrachud about her dreams for the future, Hadiya reportedly said, "I want freedom."

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:04 (IST)

In a normal case, we would have heard the girl and decided, but this is an unusual case: Supreme Court Justice Khanwilkar on Hadiya case

Nov 27, 2017 - 17:01 (IST)

I want freedom, Hadiya tells Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2017 - 16:32 (IST)

If it is established that the consent of the individual is not voluntary... what should the court do: CJI asks NIA counsel

​While hearing theHadiya case of love jihad, Supreme Court asked NIA counsel, "Should we delink the larger issue of indoctrination with the specific case of Hadiya's marriage? At what stage can personal liberty be suspended by court?"

News18 reports: CJI Dipak Misra asks, “If it is established that the consent of the individual is not voluntary... what should the court do?”

The Supreme Court will hear the plea by Asokan, the father of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, for an in-camera hearing when she appears before the court in pursuance to its directions.

Kerala love jihad case as it happened SC allows Hadiya to resume college says dean will be responsible for her

File image of Akhila, who converted to Islam in 2016 and took a new name, Hadiya. Reuters

The apex court, in its 30 October order, had directed Hadiya's to present her in the court on 27 November to ascertain her views on her marriage to a Muslim man, Shafin Jahan.

Hadiya, who has to depose before the Supreme Court in an alleged 'love jihad' case, said she wanted to be with her husband, as she was whisked away by her parents and security personnel to board a flight to Delhi on Saturday. "I am a Muslim. I was not forced. I want to be with my husband," the 25-year-old shouted as she was being taken inside the airport.

On Wednesday, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that the application for an in-camera hearing of the proceedings when Hadiya appears before the court on 27 November would be taken up on that day itself after a lawyer mentioned Asokan's application for an early hearing.

The court in the last bearing had said that before examining the later issue, it would like to ascertain if she had voluntarily converted to Islam and to her marriage.

"We will have the lady before us and ask her if she has consented voluntarily" to conversion and marriage, the bench had said in the last hearing.

Telling the court in the last hearing that Hadiya has been indoctrinated, senior counsel Shyam Divan, who appeared for Asokan, had told the court that every statement by Hadiya should not be taken as "absolute" for this reason.

The court is hearing a plea by Shafin Jahan challenging the Kerala High Court order of May nullifying his marriage with Hadiya and seeking a recall of its order asking the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the conversion of Hadiya to Islam and her marriage.

The NIA in its earlier report has pointed to a "pattern" involving conversion to Islam and marriages in Kerala.

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