The Rajasthan High Court docket on Tuesday dwelling free a 22-year-dilapidated girl from the Nari Niketan females’s home in Jodhpur, the build she used to be despatched last week following allegations that she used to be forcibly converted and married off to a Muslim early life.
The girl, Aarifa, earlier know as Payal Singhvi, used to be dropped at the court amid tight security throughout the hearing of a habeas corpus writ petition filed by her brother. When the court asked her about her conversion and marriage, Aarifa said she had married Faiz Modi on her possess will.
A Division Bench, headed by Justice Gopal Krishna Vyas, said the girl had crossed the age of majority and used to be free to marry a particular person of her different. The court directed the police to develop sure her security.
The petitioner alleged that Faiz Modi had blackmailed and kidnapped his sister, when she used to be going to college, after harassing her for lots of months. Her family furthermore charged that her ‘nikahnama’ (marriage contract) used to be mistaken and used to be ready after her “forcible conversion” to Islam.
The court said it despatched Aarifa to Nari Niketan on November 1, the old date of hearing, for her possess security. On the court’s route, the Relate executive filed an affidavit on the station of law on conversion in force in Rajasthan.
Stress prevailed outside the High Court docket after the dispute. Activists of true wing organisations gathered in wide numbers and raised slogans in opposition to Aarifa being allowed to creep alongside with her husband.