The Supreme Court on Thursday restored the marriage of Hadiya, who accepted Islam, to Shafin Jahan, ANI reported. The bench set aside a May 2017 order by the Kerala High Court annulling their marriage. “Marriage and intimacy of personal relationships are the core of plurality in India,” the top court said. “We can’t let state or others make inroads into this extremely personal space.”
The Court also stated that it has arrived at the decision after speaking to Hadiya, who said that she had willingly entered into the marriage. The court, however, allowed the National Investigation Agency to continue their inquiry into the allegations in the case.