The woman informed the court that she doesn’t want to return to her hometown, as her parents were not allowing her to follow Islam

Kerala HC orders woman kept in isolation over alleged IS recruitment to be set free
news Terrorism Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 10:35

The Kerala high court has ordered to set free a woman who was kept in a hostel by police after her father complained that she was allegedly converted and recruited to become a suicide bomber for the Islamic State in Syria.

But later, police informed court after an enquiry that though she was converted, she didn’t possess a passport and there were no indications that she was likely to be taken to Syria.

On August 18, the court had directed police to prevent her from flying to Syria and to keep her in a hostel where nobody was allowed to visit her except her parents.

The father of the 23-year-old woman from Vaikom of Kottayam district had filed a petition saying the woman was converted to Islam while she was studying in a college in Salem. The complaint also said that she was inspired by her roommates who were religious fanatics.

“From Salem, the woman went to an institution named `Sathyasarani', which is allegedly operated by a Muslim organization named Popular Front of India, and was kept under illegal detention there,” the father had alleged in the petition, The Times of India reports.

After being released from the hostel, the woman informed the court that she doesn’t want to return to her hometown, as her parents were not allowing her to follow Islam. Instead, she chose to live with a woman in Malappuram district.

While allowing the woman to stay with a woman in Malappuram, the court has asked her to appear before it onOctober 24, ToI reports.

 

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