Hadiya denies forced conversion to Islam

“Shefin Jahan is my husband and I want to live with him,” she tells mediapersons at Kochi airport while on her way to New Delhi to appear before a Supreme Court Bench, which is slated to hear a case involving her.

Updated - December 03, 2021 10:35 am IST

Published - November 25, 2017 06:01 pm IST - KOCHI

 Akhila alias Hadiya is taken to the Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery, Kochi on November 25, 2017.

Akhila alias Hadiya is taken to the Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery, Kochi on November 25, 2017.

Hadiya , who has convered to Islam and married Shefin Jahan, on Saturday denied that the marriage was held under duress.

“Nobody forced me to embrace Islam. Shefin Jahan is my husband and I want to live with him. I am a Muslim and I want justice”, Ms. Hadiya, who was Akhila earlier, told mediapersons at the Kochi International Airport despite the police barring her from from interacting with reporters.

 

The 24-year-old paramedical student, accompanied by her parents and five police officers, was on her way to New Delhi to appear before a Supreme Court Bench, which is slated to hear the case involving her on November 27.

Earlier in the day, she was brought to the airport amidst heavy police security.

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