Kottayam: Akhila ashokan , who prefers to be called as Hadiya asks her mother Ponnamma ; ” Is keeping me like this enough? Is this all my life is going to be?” The video of the women whose marriage is now being investigated by the country’s top counter-terror agency was shot with her permission, according to activist Rahul Easwar. This girl is not allowed to go out anywhere by her parents. The girl says she wants to continue and die as a Muslim.
In the case of Hadiya, who is 24 and trained as a homeopath, her father, Ashokan has argued that Shafin Jahan, 27, has links to the ISIS, ignoring her testimony to the Kerala High Court that she had converted to Islam of her own volition and that she met Shafin Jahan through an Islamist matrimonial site. Based on her father's claim, the Kerala High Court annulled Hadiya's marriage in May and ordered her to return to live with her parents in Kottayam. Shafin Jahan then appealed to the Supreme Court in July, arguing that the marriage is between consenting adults and cannot be dissolved at the instance of her family