Kerala love jihad: Cops directed to probe condition of Hadiya
The Kerala State Women's Commission has directed the police to inquite and submit a report on the current condition of Hadiya. The commission directed the Kottayam superintendent of police to find out about the condition of Hadiya, probe the matter and submit a report.
The directive comes a day after a video of Hadiya pleading to be released from her parents' clutches cropped up.
In the new video Hadiya, the 24 year old girl who converted to Islam following her marriage to a Muslim man is heard pleading to be freed from her parental home.
In the brief video, released to the media by social activist Rahul Eashwar at a press conference in Kochi, Hadiya is heard saying, "You have to get me out. I am sure I will be killed tomorrow or the day after. My father is getting angry, I know. When I walk, he is pushing me and kicking me.If my head or any body part hits somewhere and I die...." before her voice trails away. The video is incomplete and was reportedly taken on August 17 at Vaikom in Kottayam district where she currently resides with her parents.
Eashwar said he has, in his possession, more footage of Hadiya but that it cannot be released publicly as it has communal undertones. He said the video was released in order to get the court's attention to the 24-year-old's plight. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing on October 30.
The marriage of Akhila Asokan, alias Hadiya, to Shafin Jahan was set aside by the Kerala High Court in May and her custody was entrusted to her parents. Her father KM Asokan had said that she was forcefully and fraudulently converted to Islam.