LOVE JIHAD: JAHAN MOVES SC TO RECALL ORDER
The Kerala Muslim youth Shafin Jahan, caught in the ‘love jihad’ controvers moved the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking recall of the August 16 order directing the NIA to take up the probe in which his marriage between a Hindu girl, Hadiya alias Akhila, converted to Islam was nullified by the Kerala high court. The apex court had ordered the NIA probe under the supervision of retired judge R.V. Raveendran after the additional solicitor- general Maninder Singh informed the court that there was prima facie material to establish that some extremist organisations linked with the banned SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) were engaged in the conversion of certain Hindu girls into Islam and their gradual radicalization with organizations like the ISIS. The alleged conversions had gained the sobriquet of “love jihad” in Kerala and the boy Mr Shafin Jahan moved the apex court for production of his wife Akhila alias Hadiya. In a fresh application, Mr Shafin Jahan said that on 17.8.2017, activist Rahul Easwar visited the home of the girl’s father, where Akhila has been detained.