In what may be called as landmark observation, supreme court today acknowledged that love jihad exists.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an NIA probe into the case of the Hindu girl converting to Islam in Kerala, with the agency saying that it did not appear to be an isolated case and required further probe.
A bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also said the probe will be monitored by retired apex court judge, Justice R V Raveendran.
The NIA told the SC bench that it has a prima facie view that Akhila Ashokan’s conversion to Islam and marriage to a Muslim man was not an isolated incident. NIA counsel ASG Maninder Singh told the SC that in other cases same players were involved in converting young Hindu girls, who had difference with their parents, to Islam.
The Kerala government said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.
The SC said that after getting inputs from the NIA and Kerala police probe, it would interview Akhila to ascertain her views.
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