LOVE JI­HAD: JAHAN MOVES SC TO RE­CALL OR­DER

The Asian Age - - Nation - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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