Earlier, a group of people had submitted a petition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding a probe into the alleged unlawful incarceration of Hadiya, the 24-year-old Vaikom native who converted to Islam.
After annulling her marriage with Shafin Jahan, the Kerala High Court sent Hadiya with her parents K.M. Asokan and Ponnamma around four months ago. The case is under consideration of Supreme Court now, which has ordered an National Investigating Agency (NIA) investigation into the case.
The apex court had been hearing the plea seeking to not take over the Kerala Love Jihad case by the NIA.
Shafeen Jahan, the husband of a woman in the Kerala Love Jihad case, on September 16 filed a plea requesting the apex court to call off the NIA probe, alleging that the investigation agency “is not being fair”.
Earlier in August, in compliance with the orders of the top court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up. (ANI)