Wednesday, May 25, 2011

July 18 decision on Indira Gandhi’s application

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:14am

Image©The Star (Used by permission)

IPOH: The High Court here will decide on July 18 on whether an application by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi, who is seeking to quash her three children’s conversion to Islam, be moved to the Federal Court or be heard in a High Court.

Yesterday, the matter came up for case management before Deputy Registrar Najwa Che Mat who fixed the date.

Speaking to reporters later, Indira Gandhi’s counsel M. Kulasegaran said the case would be heard before Judicial Commissioner Tarmizi Abd Rahman, adding an application had been made on May 5 this year for the case to be heard before the Federal Court.

He said the case was fixed for case management because the matter had been dragging on for too long.

Indira Gandhi is seeking to nullify her children’s conversion to Islam by their father without her consent on April 3, 2009.

Despite an order by a separate High Court here last May for her estranged husband Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah to return their youngest child, Prasana Diksa, the mother and child have yet to be reunited.

The case, in which Indira Gandhi has also been granted custody of her two older children, Tevi Darsiny, 13, and Karan Dinish, 12, is pending following an appeal by Mohd Ridzuan, who has obtained interim custody from the Syariah High Court here.

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