Kerala love jihad case: Muslim man moves SC to freeze NIA probe
September 16, 2017  18:51
A Muslim man from Kerala, whose marriage to a converted Hindu woman triggered a national controversy, approached the Supreme Court on Saturday to freeze a National Investigation Agency probe into his wedding and alleged his wife was being tortured by her family.

In his petition, Shafin Jahan said his wife Hadiya, earlier known as Akhila, is under tremendous physical and mental attack by her family, with whom she is living, and that even activists were barred from meeting her. He also alleged that the NIA probe was proceeding without the supervision of a retired judge, as stipulated by the top court.

"She is confined to her room and not allowed to meet anyone. She was physically and mentally harassed by her relatives. Some of the Sangh Parivar outfits are also trying to threaten her," Jahan told Hindustan Times.

He also asked the apex court to listen to Hadiya before any decision.
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