Ethnic Indian seeks top court intervention in custody battle

Ethnic Indian seeks top court intervention in custody battle

Kindergarten teacher Indira Gandhi's lawyer M Kulasegaran made the application before High Court here, as the custody battle for her three kids continue. Gandhi's estranged husband converted to Islam and also converted his three children without her permission in 2009.

Indira is seeking to nullify her children's conversion to Islam by their father without consent. Kulasegaran told reporters that Justice Zainal Adzam Abdul Ghani would decide on May 6 if he would order a full hearing into the case or refer it to the apex court.

Despite an order made by a separate High Court here last May for her estranged husband Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah to return their youngest child, Prasana Diksa, she has yet to be reunited with her child. The case, in which Indira Gandhi had been granted custody of her two elder children - Tevi Darsiny, 13, and Karan Dinish, 12, is pending appeal by Mohd Ridzuan, who has also obtained interim custody of the children from the Islamic Shariah High Court here.