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“Married to the person I loved”: wins for Kerala couple in ‘Love Jihad’ row

Kerala Love Jihad: Joisna’s father has earlier filed a complaint that she is under illegal detention


Joisna Mary Joseph, who is at the center of a love jihad controversy in Kerala, said on Tuesday that she had married the person she loved and expressed the hope that her parents would approve of her marriage.

Her remarks came after the Kerala High Court rejected the petition filed by Joisna’s father against her marriage to a Muslim man named Shejin.

“I married the person I loved. So I wanted to go with him. I liked him and started living with him. I told the court about my decision. It’s a decision made by ‘ “A person over the age of 18. We will both talk to our parents. We will convince them,” Joisna told ANI.

Joisna’s husband, Shejin, said he had no problem with Joisna living until her death as a Christian.

“We were hoping that the verdict would be favorable. As two people over the age of 18, we are allowed by law in India to live as we please. The allegation that we were at the SDPI center came while we were both “was with my father’s brother. Such controversy spread at that time,” she said.

“I’m not religious. I will have no problem with Joisna living until her death as a Christian. This is her personal matter. I will not interfere in it. In my case, she did not interfere, I hope. “will continue like this until death. Everyone must allow us to live in peace,” he said.

Earlier in the day, the High Court’s division bank sent Joisna with Shejin after the woman submitted in court that she was not in custody and went with Shejin with her consent.

Joisna’s father had earlier lodged a complaint with police saying she was being held illegally.

Shejin is a member of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Earlier, a Kozhikode district CPIM leader supported Joisna’s father’s claim that interfaith marriage was part of love jihad.

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