On Jan 29, 2018, the Federal Court ruled that the conversion of Indira’s three children – Tevi Darshiny, 21; Karan Dinesh, 19; and Prasana Diksa, nine – by her ex-husband was illegal, and declared it null and void.
The Star reported Muhammad Riduan, who has been on the run since then, had taken away their youngest daughter when she was just 11 months old.
Efforts to track down Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband ongoing, says Bukit Aman CID director
PETALING JAYA: Efforts to track down the ex-husband of M. Indira Gandhi is still ongoing, says Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.
The Bukit Aman CID director said the police are actively using all resources to track down and detain K. Pathmanathan@ Muhammad Riduan Abdullah since May 30, 2014 after the Ipoh High Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
“We have also asked the public to supply information of his whereabouts and even urged the man to turn himself in.
“However, both avenues have not yielded any result,” he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 18).
The police have also informed Indira’s lawyer on steps taken to track down Muhammad Riduan, he added.
“We appeal again to anyone with information of his whereabouts to come forward as soon as possible,” Comm Wan Ahmad Najmuddin said.
29 January 2018
Federal Court rules unilateral conversion of Indira Gandhi’s 3 children ‘null and void’
THE Federal Court today ruled that the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi’s three children to Islam is null and void.
The apex court’s five-man bench, comprising Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjum, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin and Ramly Ali, delivered the landmark judgment.
Zainun, who read out a summary of the judgment, said the conversion will also need the consent of both parents.
“Consent of both parents must be sought. The article should not be construed literally… (It) requires the consent of both parents.
“The constitution word ‘parent’ is a case of being lost in translation, both parents have equal rights.” – January 29, 2018.
“The court ruled that the Registrar of Muallafs (Muslim converts) had acted beyond the “limits of power” in registering the children as Muslims when conditions for their conversion were not fully met.” http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/apex-court-annuls-unilateral-conversion-of-indira-gandhis-kids …
Federal Court: Unilateral conversion of Indira Gandhi’s 3 children is null and void (updated)
PUTRAJAYA: In a landmark decision, the Federal Court here granted an appeal by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi, who challenged the conversion of her three children to Islam by her ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah.
The Apex Court on Monday nullified the conversion of her three children, Tevi Darshiny, 20; Karan Dinesh, 18; and Prasana Diksa, eight.
On Dec 30, 2015, the Court of Appeal reversed the quashing of Indira Gandhi’s children Prasana Diksa and Karan Dinesh’s certificates of conversion, but made no ruling as to Tevi Darshiny, as she was already above 18 years old.
In a 2-1 majority decision then, the panel ruled the children’s conversion was under the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court.
On July 25, 2013, the Ipoh High Court quashed the three children’s certificates of conversion, declaring it null and void.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/29/federal-court-unilateral-conversion-of-indira-gandhis-3-children-is-null-and-void/#6b6PpSvVRY0wB33m.99