A day after she arrived in the city to continue studies at a homeopathy medical college as directed by the Supreme Court, Hadiya, a Kerala woman at the centre of an alleged love-jihad case, on Wednesday reiterated her desire to talk to her husband.
“For the past six months, I was talking to persons I did not like (parents) because of their harassment during my stay with them,” she told reporters at Sivaraj Homeopathy Medical College, where she will be undergoing a 11-month internship.
The court, after the proceedings, had freed Hadiya from her parents’ custody and asked her to pursue her studies.
The 25-year-old was brought to the institution amid tight security by Kerala police from Coimbatore.
To a query about her husband Shafin Jahan, Hadiya said she had no contact with him for the last few months as she did not have a mobile phone and the only people she spoke to were her parents.
“I am very eager to speak to my husband,” said Hadiya, who was in the news recently after her conversion to Islam and marriage with the Muslim youth in Kerala.
On the facilities available in the college hostel and the security arrangements, Hadiya said she was not aware of it and will answer all their (media) questions in another two days.
She further said she will be able to communicate better with the media persons after receiving the copy of the Supreme Court order.
The apex court has appointed the Dean of the college as Hadiya’s guardian and granted him liberty to approach it in case of any problem.
She was earlier staying at her parental home in Kochi for several weeks.
It, however, did not accede to her plea to be allowed to go with her husband.
Shafin Jahan had on September 20 approached the apex court seeking recall of its order directing the NIA to investigate the controversial case of conversion and marriage of Hadiya.
The Kerala high court had annulled the marriage terming it as an instance of ‘love jihad’, following which Jahan approached the Supreme Court.
Image: Hadiya has been directed by the Supreme Court to continue her studies at the Sivaraj Homeopathy Medical College. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters