“I want justice!” the 25-year-old screamed as she was whisked away by the police into the Cochin International Airport in Kerala. “I was not forcibly converted, nor was I forced to marry,” she yelled, hoping her voice would carry to the waiting media. “I want to go with my husband, I want justice!”
The woman shouting these words is Hadiya, the young Muslim convert who has stepped out of her house for the first time in several months. Hadiya, who was earlier called Akhila, has been in the middle of a massive controversy ever since she decided to embrace Islam and subsequently marry a Muslim man.