Hadiya’s father Ashokan K M filed an affidavit and told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Hadiya was psychologically and physically abducted and he had to act as she would have been sent outside India to be used as a ‘sex slave or human bomb’. The case will be heard on Thursday.
Sources close to Ashokan claimed that the father filed the affidavit in response to Hadiya’s affidavit filed in the SC last month in which she stated that ‘I embraced the faith/religion of Islam on my choice as per my conscience and on my own free will after studying about Islam and thereafter I married a person, namely Shafin Jahan, the Petitioner herein, from the same faith as per my choice and on my own free will. However, despite the fact that I submitted repeatedly on affidavit, through my counsel and also in person, as the case may be, before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala that I made the above choices (of my religion and my life-partner) on my own free will, the Bench of the High Court did not heed to my submissions’.
Hadiya’s marriage to Shafin Jahan was annulled by the Kerala High Court in December 2016 based on a complaint filed by Ashokan. Jahan had appealed against the annulment of the marriage to SC.
“Can’t remain a mute spectator when my daughter is psychologically and physically being abducted,” said Ashokan in the affidavit adding that “I had to act as the plan was to send her outside India (probably Yemen) to be used as a sex slave or human bomb.”
Ashokan claims that this was the reason behind Hadiya’s conversion to Islam and that the Kerala Police did not investigate the case properly. He said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is probing the ‘Kerala Love Jihad’ case should disclose its finding regarding the same. It is to be noted that NIA probe had found that Jahan before marrying Hadiya (Akhila before marriage) was in touch with two ISIS suspects. The agency is also probing if the marriage was a case of Love Jihad and part of a bigger plot.