With SC declaring her marriage valid, she takes leave to go with husband
A day after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict holding the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan as valid, and upholding her freedom “to pursue her future endeavours according to the law,” the couple were reunited after many months.
Mr. Jahan visited the Sivaraj Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Institute, situated about 10 km from here, and met Ms. Hadiya after obtaining permission from G. Kannan, Principal, who is also her guardian nominated by the Supreme Court.
The couple met Dr. Kannan showing no signs of emotion, and Ms. Hadiya submitted an application seeking three days’ leave from the college and hostel.
The leave was granted immediately and the couple left for Kerala by road with police security.
Mr. Jahan said over phone that they were going to Malappuram to meet their lawyer to discuss their future course of action. Mr. Jahan last met Ms. Hadiya, after the Supreme Court sent her back to continue her tenure as a house surgeon at the college on December 7.
Ms. Hadiya, who is continuing her house surgeon internship at the Sivaraj Institute to qualify as a Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) course, was upbeat after a Supreme Court Bench on Thursday set aside a Kerala High Court order annulling her marriage to Shafin Jahan.
Speaking to the media during an interval session at the college on Friday, a beaming Ms. Hadiya said the court verdict had brought her immense joy and satisfaction.
She had made her views on her marriage clear to the Supreme Court at the hearing in November last year, she said.
“The Supreme Court order coinciding with International Women’s Day restoring our marriage shows how much respect the society accords to women and also the importance given to their views,” she said.