Kuala Lumpur: Johor’s Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has urged all Muslims to remain calm and let the department investigate over the religious status of Illi Najwa Saddique, who recently married to Indian national hockey team captain Manpreet Singh Pawar.
In a statement, Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi said the department would do a complete investigation on her marriage, while they are still gathering information. Adding that the investigation would be carried out carefully and meticulously as it involves religious faith.
He said once the investigation is complete the report would be submitted to the Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, who has earlier advised the public to avoid jumping to conclusions on the issue.
He further added that the department has not called anyone for questioning yet, as they are gathering the complete information first.
The couple, who met in 2012 during Sultan of Johor Cup, had tied the knot on December 17 in a Sikh religious ceremony at a Gurudwara in Mithapur village near Jalandhar city of India’s Punjab state.