New Delhi, March 12: Once called an alleged victim of love jihad, Hadiya, on Monday, expressed happiness on finally attaining her freedom. Hadiya said, “I am happy that I got freedom now. I approached Supreme Court for two things. One, I want to live as a Muslim and second, I want to live with my partner.”
The Supreme Court annulled the Kerala High Court’s order of dissolving Hadiya and Shafin Jahan’s wedding, acknowledging the fact that the 25-year-old woman enjoyed freedom of choice in her marriage as well as in her religious belief. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, who passed the historic judgement, however said that an NIA investigation into the criminal dimension of the case, if any, would continue.
Hadiya had earlier said that her marriage became a national issue because she converted to Islam. “What was wrong in converting to another religion,” Hadiya questioned. She also went on to say that she approached many Muslim organisations to help her with her desire to embrace Islam but it was only Popular Front of India (PFI) which stood by her side and helped them fight the case legally in the apex court. For the same reason, she called on the Popular Front of India (PFI) chairman to thank him for standing with them in fighting their case.