Published On : Mon, Oct 30th, 2017

Kerala ‘love jihad’: SC says consent of girl is prime

New Delhi: The Supreme Court directs the father of a Kerala woman, who converted and married a Muslim man, to produce her before it on November 27. The court says it will interact with the woman in an open court hearing at 3 pm on that day.

The National Investigations Agency tells the court that there is a well-oiled machinery involving radicalisation and love jihad cases in Kerala.

The court today said that the consent of the girl was prime. “The consent of the girl is prime. She is a major,” ANI reported.

Akhila Ashokan or Hadiya, a 25-year-old Hindu girl, converted to Islam after marrying 27-year-old Shafin Jahan. The girl had married Jahan and converted to Islam without her familys consent.

The Kerala High Court had sent the girl with her family after annulling the marriage.