The Chief Justice said, “We will interact with the girl in open court to take an preliminary assessment of her mental state. If we suspect any indoctrination, this court has powers to direct her detailed examination by appropriate authorities.”
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.”
“It is alarming to have an adult woman today to be ordered into ‘protective custody’ of her parent’s home under the orders of a Court, denied mobility, communication and the company of her friends and well wishers.”
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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.
According to the court, a woman is just a vulnerable body incapable of knowing what’s best for her and what she wants.