The National Investigation Agency (NIA) the probe records of a case concerning the alleged conversion and radicalisation of a Hindu girl, and her marriage to a Muslim Guy as Thusday Supreme Court ordered the Kerala police to look over the case.
Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar with the Bench led said that NIA had to get involved to gauge whether this was an “isolated case” or part of a radicalisation trend in the southern State, threatening national security.
Shafin Jahan protested the move lawyer of the court promptly recorded its “impression” that he “does not desire the correct and independent view of the controversy”.
Chief Justice Khehar orally addressed Jahan’s lawyer, advocate Haris Beeran. “Why do you people doubt about the NIA? You think they are some kind of an external agency? We are not asking them to investigate. We only want them to have the case records so that they will give us a complete picture. If they [NIA] have an input in this case, we want to hear it,” he Said.
As per Mr. Beeran information the case is scheduled for hearing on August 16, when the court is anyway supposed to see the records for itself and decide whether the girl should be produced before it. He requested the court to wait till August 16, hear both sides and then decide whether it would be necessary to involve the NIA. “Why do you doubt the Kerala police? The social media and the press are portraying this as a ‘love jihad’ case. This whole case has been blown out of proportion,” Mr. Beeran submitted.
We have to look into the facts of the case and not concern ourselves with catchphrases. If the NIA says there is no issue, then it is alright. But we have to see whether there is an issue of national security involved,” Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, the puisne judge on the Bench, replied. “Who said ‘love jihad’? We are not concerned with catchphrases.
If found necessary, the Centre, after going through the records, can suo motu transfer the investigation to the NIA. According to the Section 6 mandates State governments to hand over to the Centre probe records of any case that may involve an offence scheduled under the NIA Act. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh had moved the court in the morning for a judicial order directing the Kerala police to hand over the case records to the NIA.
On 4th August, the Supreme Court a fore mentioned that it might decide the particular truth behind the 2 conflicting pictures concerning the 24-year-old girl in question.
Her husband, Shafin Jahan, a fore mentioned she was AN freelance and devout girl United Nations agency born-again to Islam on her own volition and far before their wedding. Mr. Jahan has approached the Supreme Court with asking to order the girl’s father to provide her in court.
On May 24, “arbitrarily” annulled their wedding, inculpatory it as “love jihad”. Mr. Jahan claimed that her father was holding her in amerciable confinement when the Kerala state supreme court,
The other image of the lady is what her father says. It’s that of a helpless victim at bay by a “well-oiled” racket that uses “psychological measures” to learn individuals and converts them to Islam. He claims that Mr. Jahan may be a criminal and his girl was at bay by a network with connections to the popular Front of Asian country and even the ISIS.
“My girl once told Maine that she needs to try and do sheep-farming in Syria… even the foremost liberal of fathers would be afraid to listen to this,” the father, depicted by advocate Madhavi Divan, told the Bench on 4th August. Ms. Divan aforementioned that such conversions and marriages weren’t rare in Kerala. this case was solely the tip of the iceberg
“Radicalisation is rampant in Kerala… there’s additional here than what meets the attention. Your Lordships ought toorder AN freelance investigation into every of those folks that ar behind what happened to my girl and their affiliations,” Ms. Divan submitted for it.