Kerala Love Jihad: High voltage drama in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments during the Love Jihad case. The Supreme Court objected to senior advocate Dushyant Dave's loud arguments.
The court also took objection to his accusation against the BJP members that they were trying to disturb communal harmony in Kerala by terming his client Shafin Jahan's marriage to Akhila alias Hadiya as Love Jihad.
Dave started off by slamming the Kerala High Court for annulling the marriage and handing over custody of the lady to the parents. He further criticised the decision to hand over the probe to the National Investigation Agency.
The Bench pointed out that it was looking for a logical and legal answer to the primary question and that was whether the HC could have annulled the marriage. The court told Dave that instead of answering the basic question you are running here and there and hurling all sort of accusations. This is not what we expect from you, the court also said.
Keep political personalities out of arguments unless you have proof that they are directly involved in this case," the bench said. The Additional Solicitor General pointed out that it had become a habit with Dave to browbeat others and prevent them from making submissions. To this Dave replied, " They browbeat us outside, so what is wrong if we do it inside the court room. Hearing on the matter has been adjourned to October 30.