Kerala High court annuls marriage of converted Hindu girl to Muslim man

Kerala High court annuls marriage of converted Hindu girl to Muslim man

Cochin: In an appalling ruling that took the state by surprise, the Division Bench of Kerala High Court has invalidated the marriage of a Muslim couple on the ground that the bride's parents were not present at their marriage. But her father filed another habeas corpus in 2016 with fresh accusations that his daughter had been recruited to work for the ISIS. The division bench had issued directions to let the woman go with her parents and to give police protection to her. A division bench of the court cancelled the marriage acting upon a habeas corpus petition filed by the woman's father, Asokan KM of Vaikom.

The woman's father, who is a native of Kottayam, said that his daughter told him that she wants to go to Syria to graze sheep.

The court has asked the DGP to take over the case and also another case involving the conversion of a woman in which a case was registered by the Cherpulassery police. He had alleged that she was forced to convert at an "illegal Islamic conversion centre". A couple who acted as the guardian for solemnizing the "marriage" had no authority or competence to do so and the marriage performed is therefore null and void, the court said. Ashokan had approached the court previous year saying that his only daughter, who was doing House Surgeoncy after completing homeopathy studies, was missing. "Marriage being the most important decision in her (Akhila)'s life can only be taken with the active involvement of her parents, " the court said, while declaring the marriage void. Following the petition, the girl appealed to the court that she was attracted to Islam and left the house and that no one had forced her to do anything. The court also ordered that the investigation should be undertaken with immediate effect and that people should be brought before law if any breach of law was found.

However, under Islamic law, a girl can not be released "on her own", but must be released under the custody of either her father or husband.

While the case was in still in the court, Hadiya met Shafin Jahan from Kollam district through a matrimonial site and they got married on 19 December 2016.

The police was also directed to probe the antecedents of Sathya Sarani girls hostel in Manjeri in Malappuram district and also about the girl's local guardian A S Sainaba.

Related Articles

  • Conte: I'll Stay And Improve Chelsea

    Conte: I'll Stay And Improve Chelsea

    Following Friday's 1-0 defeat at Everton, Walter Mazzarri's side have lost their last six away games without scoring. But his first Premier League goal since August being the decisive one in the title pursuit will have boosted that.
    The Oelwein Library will kick off its summer reading program in June

    The Oelwein Library will kick off its summer reading program in June

    The library will hold Movie Monday programs for children ages 3-11 on June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17 and 24. On July 11, a pool party will be held for all participants from 6:30-7:30 p.m.at the Grant Municipal Pool.
    Luxembourg's 'First Gentleman' Gloriously Photographed With Partners Of World Leaders

    Luxembourg's 'First Gentleman' Gloriously Photographed With Partners Of World Leaders

    Destenay was notably the only male in the group as he posed for a picture with the rest of the women smiling from ear to ear. While he is not the only gay spouse of a leader, Destenay is now the only openly gay spouse of an elected representative.
  • Trump Faces G7 Squeeze On Climate Change, Trade At Sicily Summit

    Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump are both cutting elegant figures at events for spouses on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria will join the second day of the G7 summit in Taormina , Sicily .
    Marcin and Angelika Klis confirmed dead in Ariana Grande Manchester terror attack

    Marcin and Angelika Klis confirmed dead in Ariana Grande Manchester terror attack

    McIver, who served with Cheshire Police, was at the concert with her partner, Paul, who was wounded in the deadly explosion. Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was reported by friends and family to be among those killed in the attack.

    Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators force game seven against Penguins

    No team has repeated in almost two decades and at times during the season and even during the playoffs this group was too beat up. Boucher favors discipline over daring, and while the stat sheet looked awfully one-sided in Game 6, the scoreboard did not.
  • Trump, Abe agree to cooperate to enhance sanctions against N. Korea

    Trump, Abe agree to cooperate to enhance sanctions against N. Korea

    The statement added the USA administration would work with Seoul and Tokyo to increase worldwide pressure on the DPRK. Speaking at the top of the meeting, Trump told reporters that North Korea is "a world problem" that "will be solved".

    Iran Won't Stop Missile Program, Rouhani Fires Back At Trump

    Massoud Jazayeri, refuted Tillerson's call for a policy shift in Tehran's conduct during President Rouhani's second term. He said America is prepared to stand with them but the region can not wait for American power to crush the enemy.
    Chechen high-level officials complicit in torture of gay men, report claims

    Chechen high-level officials complicit in torture of gay men, report claims

    Human Rights Watch is calling on Russian Federation to take action against Chechnya and protect the lives of gay and bisexual men. For all of Kadyrov's bluster, he has refused to acknowledge the bloody crackdown and human rights abuses that he has overseen.
  • Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

    Those previous 21 NBA Finals games, with totals of 200 or more points, saw an average of 200.9 points scored. LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect".
    Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia

    Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia

    Trump left Israel and headed to Rome, the next destination on his four-nation, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe. He also did not speak in detail about how negotiations would start between Israelis and Palestinians.
    WBBSE class 10th results 2017: West Bengal Madhyamik Pariksha Result declared @ wbresults

    WBBSE class 10th results 2017: West Bengal Madhyamik Pariksha Result declared @ wbresults

    The board will distribute marksheets and certificates to school authorities from its distribution centres. It also said that the board will announce a merit list featuring the top-10 students across the state.