Love ji­had case: SC to hear Hadiya...

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“If a girl comes and says I don’t want to stay with my fa­ther, what should the court do? We have to find out where she in­tends to stay,” said the bench that also com­prised Jus­tices AM Khan­wilkar and DY Chan­drachud.

As far as her mar­riage is con­cerned, it’s a per­sonal choice, the bench said. “It is our con­sti­tu­tional obli­ga­tion to di­rect the pro­duc­tion of the girl and ask her choice,” the court said.

In re­sponse, Ad­di­tional So­lic­i­tor Gen­eral (ASG) Manin­der Singh, rep­re­sent­ing the NIA, said: “In nor­mal cases, yes, but not in cases of in­doc­tri­na­tion.” Here, Singh said, hyp­no­sis was used as a method of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and the girl’s mind was ma­nip­u­lated. “This is an ex­cep­tional case and there is no con­cept of free will,” Singh added.

Singh fur­ther sub­mit­ted that Akhila’s case was not unique and Ker­ala was wit­ness­ing a trend of peo­ple join­ing ISIS.

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