Happy That I Have Got Freedom Now: Hadiya on Top Court Order
Hadiya, alias Akhila Ashokan, the face of the alleged ‘love jihad’ case from Kerala, thanked the Supreme Court on Monday for its order upholding her marriage to husband Shafin Jahan.
Addressing a press conference, days after the top court order, Hadiya said she was grateful to the bench for allowing her to reunite with her husband.
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Also thanking her supporters, she said she expressed her gratitude towards all those who had stood by her side in “her long battle for justice,” she told reporters.
Asked about the order having come out on Women’s Day, Hadiya said that it only indicated the Court’s value for a woman, and what she does.
Shafin Jahan too, took to Facebook to express his happiness over the verdict.
“Thank you, almighty for this. Thank you for everyone for your prayers”, he wrote.
The court on Thursday, 8 March, reversed the Kerala High Court’s annulment of her marriage to Shafin Jahan, stating that the NIA probe could not intervene into her marriage.
The court had further observed that the duty of the high court was to protect constitutional rights and not to deny them.