Ms. Hadiya claimed that she had approached many organisations after she chose to convert to Islam. It was her acquaintance with this couple owing to which Hadiya's father K M Ashokan filed a second habeas corpus plea in high court, alleging that there was a bid to make his daughter join Islamic State. The SC had observed that a marriage can not be nullified on the basis of habeas corpus. "When I came out after six months, it was a new world". I have embraced Islam as a route for marriage.
Hadiya said her parents were misguided by "anti-national forces". "I accepted a religion which I felt is genuine". He said they were planning to meet their relatives soon and a detailed press conference would be held in Kozhikode before Ms. Hadiya leaves for Coimbatore.
"I had approached many Muslim organisations when I made a decision to convert but none except the PFI came to my aid", Hadiya, who was earlier Akhila Asokan, said. I am very dear to them too.
The apex court had on March 8 set aside a Kerala High Court order annulling her marriage to Jahan. "I don't think my parents would want to harm me but they were under the influence of some antinational forces", Hadiya was quoted as saying by The Times of India. "Had my parents stood by me when I became a Muslim, I would not have faced this situation".
Hadiya will resume her education in Salem March 13 onwards.
"I lost two years of my life since my parents moved the habeas corpus plea in the high court challenging my marriage".
On November 27 last, the supreme court had freed Hadiya from her parents' custody and sent her to college to pursue her studies, even as she had pleaded that she should be allowed to go with her husband.
The high court had in May a year ago annulled the marriage terming it as an instance of "love jihad", following which Jahan had approached the apex court.