New Delhi, Jan 23: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has no right to probe into legal aspects of Hadiya’s marriage. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI), Dipak Misra, said that the investigating agency can investigate all other aspects except marriage as she is an adult. Also Read - Cancel State Board Exams 2021: Supreme Court To Hear Plea On June 17 | Deets Inside
The court further added that the marriage has to be separate from criminal activity otherwise we will be creating a bad precedence in law. The court will hear the matter on February 22. (Also Read: Hadiya to Continue Her Studies Under Hindu Name) Also Read - Elderly Man Assaulted in Ghaziabad, Beard Cut Off For Not Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'; Video of Incident Goes Viral
24-year-old Hadiya, born as Akhila Ashokan, has been in the headlines after she married a Muslim man Shafin Jahan and converted to Islam. Also Read - Cancel Assam Board Exams Demand: Students Move Supreme Court Seeking Scrapping of Class X, XII Examinations
During one of the court hearing, Hadiya informed Supreme Court that she married out of her own will and want to be with her husband. The top court has also directed Hadiya to be taken to college for her studies.
The counsel for Hadiya’s father, Rajendran, argued that the material submitted by NIA should be looked into. While Hadiya’s parents have been alleging that her marriage was a case of love jihad and she was converted to Islam forcibly.
The apex court has been hearing Hadiya’s case after Jahan approached the top court following Kerala High Court, annulling his marriage with Hadiya.