Suspected ISIS sympathizer Nimisha's mother seeks probe in Kerala 'love jihad' cases

  • Suspected ISIS sympathizer Nimisha's mother seeks probe in Kerala 'love jihad' cases

Suspected ISIS sympathizer Nimisha's mother seeks probe in Kerala 'love jihad' cases

The SC has expressed interest to listen to what Hadiya has to say, and said the case will be further heard on Oct 30.

On the issue of the High Court directing Hadiya's custody be given to her father, the CJI said that such custody can be given when the person is mentally challenged, or psychologically depressed etc.

Kerala BJP President Kummanem Rajasekheran on Saturday slammed the state government for filing an affidavit in the Supreme court opposing a NIA probe into the case of a young Hindu woman who embraced Islam.

"This case is about liberty of a woman and it should not be politicised", Dave added.

The bench asked when a person has consented for marriage, can the high court annul it unless the person is not in a position to consent.

Hearing Jahan's plea, the top Court had handed over the probe to NIA and sought response from Kerala government.

In an affidavit, the state government informed the Supreme Court that the state police is competent enough to investigate such crimes.

This led to exchange of heated arguments between Dave and Counsel for the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Maninder Singh (the Additional Solicitor General), who objected to BJP leaders' names being dragged in the case, reported India Today. In his address, Yogi Adityanath had even cited this case to accuse the Left-led government of not taking steps to check a "dangerous trend like love jihad". These young girls are raped, physically and sexually exploited and sold off to older men.

"The applicant was also cajoled, coerced and forced to read literature propagating Jihad of SIMI, ISIS and Dr. Zakir Naik". Bindu Sampath alleged that foreign funds were flowing into the state for facilitating the planned conversion of youths. "Hadiya's stand in the case should be known". Lawyers who are involved in such cases feel insecure.

In a recent affidavit filed in the court the state had submitted that investigations by its crime branch had so far not yielded any clues that there could be a terrorist or extremist angle to the controversy. She said they are rather a motivated scheme of operation.