The 26-year old Shafin Jahan sought production of his wife Akhila alias Hadiya, besides seeking stay of the high court’s impugned order of May 24.
New Delhi: A Muslim youth has moved the Supreme Court seeking custody of his Hindu wife, converted to Islam, after the Kerala high court nullified their marriage holding that the girl had been radicalised by persons with links to ISIS and other terrorist outfits.
The 26-year old Shafin Jahan sought production of his wife Akhila alias Hadiya, besides seeking stay of the high court’s impugned order of May 24. He also sought restoration of his wife back to him on the ground that their marriage was valid and they were both major and consenting adults.
A bench of Chief Justices J.S. Khehar and D.Y. Chandrachud has agreed to take up the matter for hearing on August 4, after advocate Haris Beeran appearing for Jahan sought early listing of the case.
Acting on a petition filed by girl’s father, the high court had held that the marriage reportedly held according to Islamic rites on December 19, 2016, “as a sham and being of no consequence in the eye of the law.”