SC to hear Hadiya in open court on Nov 27

Beth Cruz
October 31, 2017

It is our responsibility to make sure that the argument doesn't get oxygen and fuel", he said, adding, "Hope on Novemeber 27 the Supreme Court will listen to her directly.

The top court asked how a state can challenge the mandate of Parliament.

Activist Rahul Easwar released a video last week that showed Hadiya pleading for her freedom and stating that her life is under threat at her father's house. She is under police vigil, the sources said. Consent is manipulated by indoctrination and radicalisation.

Describing Shafin Jahan - whose marriage to Hadiya was nullified by the Kerala High Court before she was given in the custody of her father - as a pawn in the larger scheme of indoctrinating and recruiting of ISIS recruits, Divan said there are huge organisations that are operating, and named the Popular Front of India, a Kerala-based fundamentalist organisation. My father is getting angry, I know.

The CJI asked: "Is there any law by which a girl can never fall in love with a criminal? If my head or any body part hits somewhere and I die..." But the previous order passed by this court said the court has the authority to set the time of investigation. Then we can take a call.

"I am ready to take her to any place".

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the father of of the woman, submitted that there was a well-oiled organisational apparatus operating for carrying out such activities.

A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the court will go by language of law and not impulse or pulse of society. "And she can marry from any religion", he said. "They have students, preachers, psychologists etc and they radicalize impressionable minds.The question is do courts respond to such radicalization or do they remain silent?" It was alleged that the 25-year-old woman was recruited by Islamic State's mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge.

Hadiya's husband Shafin Jahan has expressed great happiness in this recent development. Ashokan alleges that Shafin Jahan has links to extremist outfits.

The Supreme Court also turned down Hadiya's father's plea Monday that the proceedings on November 27 be conducted in-camera, saying the proceedings would be open.

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