Kochi: Members of Muslim Ekopana Samithi staged a protest march to the Kerala High Court on Monday against the Court annulling the marriage of a woman who was converted to Islam.
Initially, police faced difficulty in controlling the agitators and had to use tear gas twice to disperse the mob.
On Thursday, the High Court declared as “null and void” the marriage of a 24-year-old woman who, according to her father, was allegedly forced to convert to Islam after being abducted and wrongfully confined in Malappuraman district.
The order was passed on a petition by Asokan, a retired army man and father of the woman. He had alleged that she was forced to convert at an “illegal Islamic conversion centre.“ Allowing the writ plea of the father, the bench granted the custody of the woman to her parents and directed the police to provide protection to them.
After court order, the police took the woman to her parents’ house on Friday though she had earlier told media that she does not want to stay with her parents.