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The Supreme Court has set aside the Kerala High Court verdict and restored the inter-faith marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan.
In a major twist, Hadiya on Monday denied meeting Fasal Musthafa, a hardline Salafi practitioner, and his wife Shirin Shahana, who had claimed to have converted her to Islam.
Coming down heavily on the High Court judgment, she said the court failed in considering her case objectively.
Her joy comes after the top court had restored Hadiya-Shafin Jahan marriage, which was annulled by Kerala High Court last year.
He pointed out that the Supreme Court had set aside only the High Court order annulling their marriage and no case related to terror links was quashed.
Coming down heavily on Muslim organisations Jamaat-e-Islami and Tarbiyyath, Hadiya said they did not support her in embracing Islam.
Only Popular Front of India stood by my side, says Hadiya on first visit to Kerala after Supreme Court verdict
Hadiya has stirred up another controversy by coming out against two Muslim organisations Jamaat-e-Islami and Tarbiyyath which failed to support her in embracing Islam.
All this happened because I embraced Islam: Hadiya on her first visit to Kerala after Supreme Court verdict
Hadiya, 24, earlier Akhila Ashokan, embraced Islam and married Shafin Jahan, a Muslim. Hadiya's father had alleged that she was forcibly converted by groups with links to terrorist outfits.
After almost a year-long legal battle, Kerala girl Hadiya was all smiles as her marriage got the apex court’s recognition.
The anti-terror agency had recorded the statements of over 50 persons linked with Hadiya and organisations which supported Hadiya’s cause, but there have been no arrests so far.
Asokan maintained that his daughter's marriage with Shafin Jahan was an act of 'adjustment' done by a group.
Today's order came as a huge relief to the couple who will be deemed legally married and can live together normally.
The Supreme Court said today that it will pass a short order at 2 PM over Kerala High Court's annulment of marriage of Hadiya, an alleged victim of 'love jihad'.
In November 2017, the top court directed Hadiya to resume her internship, and that she was free to meet whomever she wanted.
Supreme Court asked if a roving inquiry could be ordered into the "issue of consent" between two adults who married at will and if the Kerala HC order annulling the marriage of Hadiya was justified.