Though she insisted her marriage to Shafin Jahan was voluntary, the court directed she be sent to Salem to study.
The case in Kerala is not about religion. It is about a woman whose basic rights are being curtailed by the courts, her parents and self-styled protectors.
“These reports are being generated and sustained only because Islamophobia is so rampant in Kerala, across parties.”
The case of a woman converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim man of her own volition has become about everyone else, ignoring the woman herself and what she wants.