File photo: Hadiya. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Hadiya, who figures at the centre of the 'Kerala love jihad' case, expressed her happiness after the Supreme Court restored her marriage with husband Shafin Jahan. She noted that she is happy after getting freedom. Hadiya also noted that she had "approached the Supreme Court" to be able to exercise her right to live as a Muslim and to be able to live with her partner.
"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," noted Hadiya.
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: Hadiya pic.twitter.com/Lm4eUN5k1I— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
The Supreme Court restored Hadiya's marriage with her husband Shafin Jahan on March 8. The apex court's order set aside the Kerala High Court's directive that had annulled the validity of her marriage with Jahan.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud put up the matter for order after lunch on the plea filed Hadiya's husband challenging Kerala High Court's order that had annulled his marriage with her.
On February 22 the Supreme Court questioned if the high court could nullify a marriage between "vulnerable adults".
On November 27, 2017, Hadiya was freed Hadiya from her parents' custody and sent to a college to pursue her studies. Hadiya had pleaded to be sent to her husband instead.
The high court had annulled the marriage terming it as an instance of 'love jihad', Hadiya's husband later moved the apex court.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continues to investigate the case.