Shoaib may face lawsuit before Sania marriage
NEW DELHI: Ayesha Siddiqui, who claims to be Shoaib Malik’s first wife has finally hit out at the cricketer, according to reports appeared in Indian media.
The Siddiqui family is said to be in a state of shock over the reports of Shoaib-Sania impending marriage in April.
Ayesha’s father, Mohammed Ahmed Siddiqui has threatened to sue Shoaib if he does not divorce his daughter. “I want divorce for my daughter.
According to Islamic law, my daughter cannot remarry if she doesn’t have the divorce paper,” he said in an interview to a news channel. He also said that Sania Mirza will be Shoaib’s second wife.
Mohammed Ahmed Siddiqui claimed in February 2008 that Shoaib had married his daughter in June 2002 through a telephonic nikah after having an online affair.
However, Shoaib claims that he was only engaged to her and the marriage was called off because of problems between the families.
If sources are to be believed, Ayesha met Shoaib in a Dubai restaurant in 2001 along with her friend, Maha. While Ayesha is a little plump, Maha was pretty and Shoaib fell for her. On returning to Hyderabad, Ayesha, posing as Maha, started chatting with Shoaib.
Ayesha apparently fell in love with the cricketer and convinced her parents to contact his parents and arrange for a telephonic nikah.
In 2005, when the Pakistan cricket team was in Hyderabad, the Siddiquis hosted a reception for the cricket team. A website quotes a source as saying, “Shoaib became suspicious when he expressed his desire to meet Ayesha and her parents said she was out of town.”
Ayesha was reportedly working as a school teacher in Dubai and apparently sent her actual photograph to Shoaib. This made the player snap all ties with her. He said the Siddiquis he had been duped.
Sialkot visa not issued to Sania; valima likely in Lahore
KARACHI: Pakistan High Commission has issued visa to Sania Mirza for Lahore and Karachi only, therefore, she will have to seek special permission from the Pakistan Interior Ministry to visit Lahore after her marriage with Shoaib Malik.
The Valima reception is expected to be held in Lahore, as she has not received visa for Sialkot.
COIMBATORE/ TAMIL NADU: Activists of a regional political party in Coimbatore on Wednesday held a protest against the much-speculated marriage of Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza with Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik.
The marriage will take place in April.
The protestors condemned Mirza’s decision to marry a Pakistani cricketer and raised slogans against her, the Central Government and the Andhra Pradesh Government.
They demanded the tennis player be deported from the country. They also demanded the federal government to take back all the awards given to her.
“There have been reports that Sania Mirza will marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, which the Hindu Makkal Katchi, regional Hindu political outfit strongly condemns,” said Senthil Kumar, an activist of Hindu Makkal Katchi.
“Because we feel that the cricket player basically belongs to a country, which aids and abets terrorism against India. It is still to handover the Mumbai attack accused to India. Moreover, this is an insult to 100 crore Indian people and Muslims living in India,” he added.
“We also demand that the highest awards such as Padma Shri should be taken back from her immediately and we want to deport her from India.”
The 23-year-old tennis player was the first Indian to win a WTA tour event in 2005 and reached her highest world ranking of 27 two years ago although she has since slipped to the 92nd spot.
Malik, 28, has been fighting a 12-month ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for poor performance and indiscipline.