Kerala 'love jihad' case: Muslim husband moves Supreme Court to call off NIA's 'unfair' probe

Shafeen Jahan claims his wife is being confined in a room and nobody is allowed to meet her.

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Kerala 'love jihad' case: Muslim husband moves Supreme Court to call off NIA's 'unfair' probe
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A Muslim man, whose marriage to a Hindu girl is being probed by the National Investigation Agency as a case of alleged 'love jihad', moved the Supreme Court to call off the investigation.

Shafeen Jahan, the husband of a woman in the case, on Saturday filed a plea requesting the top court to freeze the NIA probe.

Jahan has alleged that the investigation agency "is not being fair".

According to an HT report, the Kerala man has also said that his wife is under immense pressure and is being tortured by her family.

Shafeen Jahan married Akhila Ashokan in December last year after she converted to Islam and rechristened herself as Hadiya.

Her father moved  the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted. He, in fact, said that his daughter would be be sent to Afghanistan or Syria.

The High Court annulled the marriage. But Jahan approached the Supreme Court against the annulment.

Earlier in August, the NIA began investigation into the case following the top court's orders.

In compliance with the orders of the apex court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up.

The Kerala Government has said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.

The Supreme Court said that after getting inputs from the NIA and Kerala Police probe, it would interview Akhila to ascertain her views.

Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaising are arguing the case.

(With ANI input)

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