People trying to interrupt Hadiya's studies: Father

Last Updated 30 November 2017, 13:43 IST

The father of Hadiya, a Kerala woman at the centre of a 'love jihad' case, on Thursday claimed that some people were trying to "interrupt" his daughter's studies and that he would approach the court to protect her.

K M Asokan said the Supreme Court had sent her to the homoeopathy medical college in Tamil Nadu to allow her to complete her studies and any move to interrupt it would be an offence.

Asokan expressed displeasure over Hadiya being allowed to hold a press conference at the Sivaraj Homoeopathy Medical College at Salem on Wednesday.

"She has been sent by the Supreme Court there for completing her studies. But she is not allowed to do it. Some people are trying to interrupt her studies. She was threatened to hold a press conference. I am concerned," Asokan said.

Claiming that his daughter had been "brainwashed" to go to Syria, Asokan, a former Army man, said he had no issues with whatever faith his daughter wanted to follow.

On the reported move by Shafin Jahan, whose marriage with Hadiya had been annulled by the Kerala High Court, to meet her at the college, Asokan said, "I will adopt all possible measures, including the legal route, to protect my daughter. I have full faith in the judicial system."

Asokan alleged that there was a "strong NIA case" against Jahan and that he was under the watch of investigative agencies and the judicial system.

Asokan's comments came a day after Hadiya spoke to Jahan via the mobile phone of her college dean in Salem, where she is set to pursue her course as per the apex court direction.

Asokan alleged that the SDPI, political offshoot of radical Islamic outfit Popular Front of India, was the force behind the conversion and marriage of his daughter.

(Published 30 November 2017, 13:40 IST)

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