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Supreme Court to hear Hadiya today

27 November 2017

A Supreme Court bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, had asked senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the father of the woman, to ensure she is produced before them to ascertain whether she had married of her own volition. Asokan has pleaded that his family's suffering should not be reduced to a public spectacle or a reality show. A documentary titled "I'm Hadiya" was also screened on the occasion. Hadiya kept reiterating that Shafin Jahan is her husband and that she wants to be reunited with him.

The apex court will hear her version on 27 November into the case of alleged love jihad. Read Also: Kerala Women's Commission not allowed to meet Hadiya In compliance with the apex court order, Hadiya and her parents reached Cochin global airport in Nedumbassery around 3.30 pm amidst high security. "I want to be with my husband", the 25-year-old woman, wearing a head scarf, shouted as she was being taken inside the airport.

The apex court in October had ordered the authorities to produce Hadiya before it on November 27.

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In a major development, the family of the Kerala woman Hadiya alias Akhila, embroiled in the controversial religious conversion case, has chose to inform the Supreme Court of India that the 24-year-old medico is mentally disturbed. On way to Delhi, Hadiya had told media persons at the Kochi airport: "I have not been forcefully converted, neither have I been forcefully married to Sheffin Jahan". The 24-year-old's battle to reunite with her husband Shafin Jahan has now panned out nearly as a conflict between the Centre and the state.

She has been living with her parents since then with policemen guarding her round-the-clock outside her house. Shafin Jahan had moved the Supreme Court against the Kerala High Court order which annulled their marriage.

Hadiya, who had been confined to her father's house for almost four months and was allowed no contact with outsiders without the approval of her father, is now in Delhi. Her family had alleged she became a victim to love jihad.

Supreme Court to hear Hadiya today