No one forced me to convert, want to go with my husband: Hadiya

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No one forced me to convert, want to go with my husband: Hadiya

Speaking to reporters before leaving for New Delhi, Hadiya said that she wants to go with her husband.

As Hadiya, or Akhila Ashokan, left for New Delhi to appear before the Supreme Court in the Kerala 'love jihad' case, she said nobody forced her to convert.

"No one forced me to convert. I want to go with my husband," Hadiya said at the Cochin airport. She will be in Supreme Court on Monday for in-camera hearing in the case.

The Supreme Court on October 30 directed Hadiya's father to produce her on the next date of hearing, November 27.

In another development, Hadiya's husband Shafin Jahan has filed a complaint saying efforts are being made to reconvert her to Hinduism.

In the complaint filed with Kottayam Police chief, Shafin Jahan has said that attempts are being made by Hadiya's family in cahoots with RSS activists to get her to do ghar wapsi.

He added that she was also counselled for over three hours by a Hindu religious leader sometime back.

Hadiya or Akhila Ashokan is being accompanied by her parents and 15 police personnel including three woman officers in her journey to the national capital.

The apex court will be hearing the case on the plea filed by Akhila's father who has been contesting his daughter's marriage with the Muslim youth, while calling it a 'love jihad' case.

The court in the last hearing had said that before examining the issue, it would like to ascertain if she had voluntarily converted to Islam and gotten married.

"We will have the lady before us and ask her if she has consented voluntarily" to conversion and marriage, the bench had said in the last hearing.