Dressed in a green and yellow salwar, 25-year-old Hadiya walked into Sivaraj Homeopathic Medical College in Salem on Wednesday morning, to begin her house surgency, based on a Supreme Court order on Monday.
As she walked into the college, Hadiya said that she hopes the college will not turn out to be a new prison for her. Since the Kerala High Court annulled her marriage to Muslim man Shafin Jahan in May, she was under the custody of her parents at their home in Vaikkom.
"I need the freedom to meet the person I love. I asked for freedom from the court. Till now I did not get freedom. The college doesn't have clarity on court order. We've to wait for a few more days. I don't know if this is going to be another prison," Hadiya told media persons.
Asked whether she was able to contact anyone, Hadiya said that she did not possess a phone and that she couldn't contact "anyone she likes."
Saying that her own parents had called her mentally unstable, Hadiya said that she had been put up with "the people she hates for the past six months."
Hadiya however conceded that since she had waited so long for freedom, she was ready to wait a little longer.
Speaking to Manorama News, Hadiya said that in the six months she was in the custody of her parents, there were efforts to re-convert her to Hinduism.
"I was subjected to regular counselling, I don't know who they were, nobody told me their names," she said.
Hadiya was flown down from New Delhi to Coimbatore on Tuesday, after which, she was admitted to the college hostel by 7pm. Although the college Principal G Kannan had told media that only Hadiya's parents will be allowed to meet her, he later said that Hadiya can meet anyone she wishes to.