File photo: Hadiya. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The Supreme Court, in the Kerala 'Love Jihad' case, has said the "consent of the girl is prime. She is a major".
The Supreme Court also ordered Hadiya's father Monday to produce her before it on November 27, the next date of hearing.
Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Supreme Court observed that the consent of the girl is prime. She is a major; Hearing underway— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2017
Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Supreme Court asks the father to produce Hadiya on November 27th, the next date of hearing in the case. pic.twitter.com/DHAMUZDg2a— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2017
Hadiya's father Ashokan said he welcomed the order of the top court and would produce Hadiya before the court on November 27.
"Welcome the order of Supreme Court. I will produce Hadiya before the Court on November 27," Hadiya's father said.
In a video released recently by Rahul Easwar, Hadiya had said she was certain she would be killed soon.
Hadiya's marriage to Shafin Jahan had been annulled by the Kerala High Court in May on a petition by her father.
When the couple approached the Supreme Court, it ordered the NIA (National Investigation Agency) to investigate whether their marriage was a case of "Love Jihad".
The Supreme Court also turned down Hadiya's father's plea Monday that the proceedings on November 27 be conducted in-camera, saying the proceedings would be open.
SC refused plea of Hadiya's father for holding of in-camera proceedings on November 27th. Court says it will be in open court .— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2017