Need independence, compensation: Hadiya in SC
New Delhi: Hadiya alias Akhila Ashokan, who is in the centre of controversy in a alleged conversion row, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme court seeking permission to live independently as a muslim with husband Shefin Jahan. In the affidavit she also urges the court to make sure she gets compensation for the torture she had to face till now. The Supreme Court will take up the case on Thursday.
Hadiya said “when under house arrest I was forced to convert to Hindu religion and remarry. The details of this can be obtained from the visitors’ register maintained at that time. Some NIA officials had treated me like a terrorist. Vaikkom DySP had treated me like a wanted criminal. This was intolerable”.
Meanwhile, Hadiya’s father Ashokan, in another affidavit, alleged that Shefin Jahan together with Sainaba, a social worker and member of the Popular Front of India, through the organisation Sathya Sarani is trying to take Hadiya to Syria.
“I have no issues in Hadiya converting to Islam. I am only concerned about her safety and security,” Ashokan said.
Sathya Sarani is an institute that is facing many allegations. They had compelled Hadiya to convert to Islam, he said. They have completely brainwashed Hadiya, he added.
“They are only engaging in religious and charitable activities which is simply a charade to conceal the nefarious and illegal activities of indoctrination, brainwashing and radicalization being done by them through an organized and systematic apparatus,” the affidavit said.
Sainaba and Satya Sarani had also filed affidavits relating to the religious conversion. In that, they had denied the allegations of forceful conversion. Hadiya’s father was responding to this affidavit.