Muslim Ekopana Samiti calls hartal in Ernakulam on Tuesday

Monday, May 29, 2017,18:18 IST By anju A A A

Kochi | The Muslim Ekopana Samiti has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Ernakulam district on Tuesday.

The hartal has been called in protest over the police action against the Members of Muslim Ekopana Samithi who staged a protest march to the Kerala High Court on Monday against the Court annulling the marriage of a woman who was converted to Islam.

On Thursday, the High Court declared as “null and void” the marriage of a 24-year-old woman who, according to her father, was allegedly forced to convert into to Islam after being abducted and wrongfully confined in Malappuram district.

The order was passed on a petition by Asokan, a retired army man and father of the woman. He had alleged that she was forced to convert at an “illegal Islamic conversion centre”.Allowing the writ plea of the father, the bench granted the custody of the woman to her parents and directed the police to provide protection to them.