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Last Updated Friday January 19 2018 02:37 PM IST

There were attempts to re-convert me, says Hadiya

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Hadiya returns to Salem college, vows to meet hubby Hadiya was brought to the Sivaraj Homeopathy Medical College Tuesday night amid tight security by the Kerala police. Photo: Manorama

Salem: Two days after she was freed from the custody of her parents by the Supreme Court, Hadiya has started her first day at the homeopathy medical college in Salem where she was a student before her controversial marriage to Shafin Jahan.

According to sources, she will initiate the procedures to rejoin the course on Wednesday.

Just before heading for the college, the 25-year-old woman from Kerala, embroiled in the religious conversion row, reiterated that she wanted to meet Jahan, whom she had married after converting to Islam.

On whether she wanted to meet her parents, Hadiya alias Akhila said: “I had been living with my parents for the past six months. Now, I want to meet my husband. I tried calling him over the phone yesterday, but could not reach him. I will call him again.”

She also said she wanted to meet her parents, and had spoken to them over the phone after reaching Salem.

She was brought to the Sivaraj Homeopathy Medical College Tuesday night amid tight security by the Kerala police. She will be undergoing an 11-month internship at the institution as directed by the apex court on Monday. The Kerala High Court had on May 29 annulled her marriage with Jahan, following which he moved the SC. Hadiya's father, Ashokan K M, had alleged that there was a 'well-oiled systematic mechanism' for conversion and radicalization. He also alleged that his daughter was not mentally stable.

Responding to the claims, Hadiya on Wednesday said she was ready to undergo medical examination on her sanity.

The woman said there were attempts to bring her back her religion of birth. "People from Shiva Shakti Yoga Vidya centre came for counseling. In the name of counseling, they mentally tortured me," Hadiya alleged.

College principal G Kannan had on Tuesday said she would continue her course under her birth name Akhila Ashokan.

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