<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Kerala-based woman Hadiya, who converted to Islam before marrying a Muslim man, will on Monday appear before the Supreme Court and present her side of the argument on her alleged forced conversion to Islam. On the last date of hearing, the Supreme Court had asked Hadiya’s father to produce her before it.On Sunday, Hadiya told reporters at Cochin Airport that she hadn’t been forcefully converted. “I have not been forcefully converted. I want to live with my husband Sheffin Jahan.” The 25-year-old is currently living with her parents who have alleged that her marriage to Muslim man was ‘forced’ The top court had on August 16 said it would speak to the woman in-camera before taking a final decision on the matter.It has later modified the order saying “We may further add that this court shall speak to her not in camera but in open court.”The apex court had earlier observed that the free consent of a major to marriage has to be ascertained amid an assertion by National Investigation Agency (NIA) that an indoctrinated person may be incapable of giving free consent to marriage.The NIA had referred to “psychological kidnapping” and said that an indoctrinated person may be incapable of giving free consent.It had also alleged that there was a “well-oiled machinery working in Kerala” indulging in indoctrination and radicalisation and 89 such cases have been reported.The woman, a Hindu, had converted to Islam and later married Jahan. It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State’s mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge.Jahan had on September 20 approached the apex court seeking recall of its August 16 order directing the NIA to investigate the controversial case of conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman with him.He had moved the top court after the Kerala High Court had annulled his marriage, saying it was an insult to the independence of women in the country.

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Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ case: Hadiya to appear before Supreme Court, present her side of story