Hadiya has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court seeking the permission of the Court to live with Shafin Jahan as husband and wife.
In the affidavit Hadiya has categorically stated that she embraced Islam and married to Shafin Jahan on her own free will.
“I embraced the faith/religion of Islam on my choice as per my conscience and on my own free will after studying about Islam and thereafter I married a person, namely Shafin Jahan, the Petitioner herein, from the same faith as per my choice and on my own free will. However, despite the fact that I submitted repeatedly on affidavit, through my counsel and also in person, as the case may be, before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala that I made the above choices (of my religion and my life-partner) on my own free will, the Bench of the High Court did not heed to my submissions”, she said
“I most humbly pray that my entire liberty may kindly be restored to me. Mr Shafin Jahan (the petitioner in the above special leave petition) is my husband, I want to continue to live as wife of my beloved husband Mr Shafin Jahan and that I embraced Islam and married him on my own free will. I further prays that this Hon`ble Court may be kind enough to appoint my husband as guardian. I most humbly pray that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to allow us to live together as husband and wife. Therefore, I most humbly pray that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to allow the above Special Leave Petition by setting aside the impugned judgment passed by the Hon’ble High Court”
She also submitted that it appears to her that her father was under the influence of certain sections of people who are trying to use him.
“Otherwise, I do not see how my father, who is an atheist, would object to me changing my religion or marrying someone from a different religion. I further submit that all those people played and still playing behind my father and all those errant personnel, both official and non-official, who subjected or caused to subject me to the horrendous torture and torments as stated above are liable to be brought to justice. In the interest of justice and for the harmonious living of the citizens of India, I most respectfully pray that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to pass appropriate orders to take appropriate action in accordance with law against all persons mentioned above, who tortured me horrendously and mercilessly”.
She also stated that baseless and malicious propaganda was made by the investigating agency and by the evil forces that she was mentally not sound, and she had connection with IS.
“The baseless and malicious propaganda being made by the investigating agency and by the evil forces behind my father that I am mentally not sound, that I have connection with IS and the media trial on these allegations would detrimentally affect my future and career as a Doctor, causing irreparable heavy injuries and loss to me. As per my faith, I believe that my obligation to my parents is invaluably and indeterminably huge; I don’t hate them; I have not left them in the lurch nor would I ever do so. Being my parents, I shall not denounce them. I could not go home even after completion of my studies in Islam only because my parents were insisting me to return to home by giving up my belief in Islam .I wish to live and die only as an Indian citizen, and nobody has got any authority to challenge the said right of mine. Some personnel of the NIA behaved with me with a prejudice as if I am a criminal or a terrorist. All those wanton horrendous sufferings were meted out to me not for any fault of mine, but for having exercised, on my own free will, my fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India to believe in the religion of my choice as well as to marry the person of my choice”.
She also requested the Court to order appropriate compensation for her agonies and sufferings because of the false propaganda.