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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Ayesha's father files FIR against Shoaib Malik over 'first' marriage

Ayesha's father files FIR against Shoaib Malik
Apr 4, 2010
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/sania-shoaib-wedding/Ayeshas-father-files-FIR-against-Shoaib-Malik/articleshow/5760146.cms
Siddiqui, in his complaint, accused Shoaib of cheating, cruelty to woman and criminal conspiracy, Banjara Hills Police Inspector Iqbal Siddiqui said.

"We received the complaint and we have not booked any case so far. We are verifying the facts," the police official said.

Earlier in the day, Shoaib had confirmed that he would go ahead with his marriage with Sania Mirza on April 15 here but refused to clarify his version on his alleged marriage with Ayesha saying that his lawyer will deal with the issue.

The move came after the Shoaib-Ayesha controversy turned murkier with the Pakistani cricketer claiming he was emotionally forced into the 'nikahnama' with the Hyderabad girl but said the marriage was invalid as her family had cheated him and ruled out divorce.

On a surprise visit to the city days before his marriage to tennis star Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik distributed a press statement and also took a few questions from a battery of mediapersons outside Sania's house in posh Jubilee Hills.

28-year-old Shoaib will tie the knot with 23-year-old Sania on April 15 and a reception will be held at the Taj Krishna the same day.


'Nikah' with Ayesha is invalid: Shoaib
Apr 4, 2010
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/sania-shoaib-wedding/Nikah-with-Ayesha-is-invalid-Shoaib/articleshow/5759907.cms
On a surprise visit to the city days before his marriage to tennis star Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik distributed a press statement and also took a few questions from a battery of mediapersons outside Sania's house in posh Jubilee Hills.

28-year-old Shoaib will tie the knot with 23-year-old Sania on April 15 and a reception will be held at the Taj Krishna the same day.

After days of flip-flop, Shoaib admitted to the 'nikahnama' but said it was invalid since the intention was to cheat. He said to this day he has not met the girl whose photographs were sent to him by the Siddiqui family purported to be that of Ayesha.

"Now they are asking for a divorce. To begin with there was no 'nikah' because they pressurised me into it with the intention to cheat. In Islam, there can only be a divorce if the 'nikah' is valid," he said.

Shoaib's statement comes two days after the Siddiqui family demanded that he gives an "official divorce" to 29-year-old Ayesha and appointed a lawyer to sue him in Pakistan.

"I was wrongly made to believe that the pictures Ayesha had sent me were of the girl I was marrying. I feel terrible about the mess created by a family that has caused a great grief to my own people and the family of my bride-to-be," he said.

Shoaib also said he had met Ayesha a number of times but knew her as 'Maha apa', elder sister of Ayesha and never got to actually meet the girl in the photographs sent to him.

The Pakistani cricketer said it was only by accident that he got to know that Maha apa and Ayesha were the same girl.

"We accidentally ran into the truth about who Ayesha was. It was the worst moment of my life. No one enjoys being made a fool of and that was exactly how I was made to look. It happened in August 2005. My brother-in-law got a photograph of a teacher in Saudi Arabia who was telling people around her that she was married to me. His nephews were studying in that school.

"I was aghast when he showed me the photograph of the teacher. The woman in it was the person I called 'Maha apa'. I immediately confronted 'Maha apa'. It was she who had been making a full of me all these years, pretending to be the person whose pictures she had been sending me. I told her I didn't even want to speak to her again. At that point I wondered if I could ever trust anyone again."

The Pakistani cricketer began the two-page statement by saying that he wanted to clarify "wrongly reported facts" in newspapers and television channels both in India and Pakistan.

"I want to make my position clear especially because I'm to wed Sania Mirza in the near future," he said.


Sania's heart not Indian, says Bal Thackeray
3 Apr 2010
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Sanias-heart-not-Indian-says-Thackeray/articleshow/5756171.cms
NEW DELHI: Continuing with his efforts to reclaim his political space, much of which has been occupied of late by his estranged nephew, Raj
Thackeray, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Friday came down heavily on tennis star Sania Mirza for her decision to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, contending that “had her heart been Indian, it wouldn't have beaten for a Pakistani.’’

“Henceforth, Sania will not remain an Indian. Had her heart been Indian, it wouldn’t have beaten for a Pakistani. If she wished to play for India, she should have chosen an Indian life partner,’’ the 84-year-old Mr Bal Thackeray said in an editorial in his party’s mouthpiece Saamna.

The Sena chief’s contention, articulated in his party’s journal, is in keeping with the aggressive stance that he has adopted once again of late on matters pertaining to Pakistan. It was on display earlier this year when he took on popular film star Shah Rukh Khan for taking up the cause of the Pakistani cricket players after they failed to make the grade in any of the IPL teams in the latest auction of cricketers held by the organising committee.

Taking a cue from the anti-Shah Rukh diatribe launched by Mr Bal Thackeray, the Sena threatened to stall the release of “My Name is Khan’’, the latest Shah Rukh-starrer. It was only after the Maharashtra government, and the state police, swung into action that film could be released in Mumbai and other cities and towns in the state.

“More than victories on the tennis court, Sania became famous for her tight clothes, fashion and love affairs,’’ the Sena patriarch alleged, adding, “More than her play, people's attention was on her mannerisms.’’

The Shiv Sena chief argued that for Shoaib Malik, India was an enemy, not only in the sports arena but also in the battlefield. ``We have heard that Shoaib has many affairs in India and has promised many girls he will marry them,’’ Mr Bal Thackeray said.

The Sena supremo also expressed surprise over the alacrity with which Sania's family members were granted Pakistani visas. ``Getting a Pakistani visa is tough even for a singer like Lata Mangeshkar,’’ he said.


Congress serves an ace for Sania
Apr 4, 2010
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Congress-serves-an-ace-for-Sania/articleshow/5758122.cms
The party on Saturday indeed served an ace for Sania by terming Thackeray's comments as typical of his tendency to `communalise' everything.

The Sena veteran had said Sania's decision to marry Malik made it clear that her heart no longer beat for India.

"It is symptomatic of his notorious tendency to lend a communal colour to every issue," senior Congress leader and Union minister Jaipal Reddy said savaging Thackeray's remarks.

Reddy said it would be a big mistake to equate a personal choice with the current relations between the two countries.

"We in India have very serious problems with the government of Pakistan; that does not mean that there cannot be good relations between the peoples of the two countries," he said in a statement.

Echoing similar concerns, Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said it would not be appropriate for a party to comment on a matter which was in someone's personal domain.

He said that even for those living in public glare there was personal space which should not be transgressed.

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