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Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:22 AM
http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/tennistoday/2010/03/protesting-in-mumbai-against-sania-mirzas-engagement.html
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Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:23 AM
The protestors condemned Sania 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."

http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/tennistoday/2010/03/protesting-in-mumbai-against-sania-mirzas-engagement.html

Pops Maellard
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:28 AM
Freaky. :scared:

Kipling
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:31 AM
You've got to be kidding me. A person is "property" of a country? How dumb. Poor Sania.

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:31 AM
dailychuckle?

Sure this is not an April's Fool?

Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:32 AM
dailychuckle?

Sure this is not an April's Fool?

It's updated on 03/31/2010:scared:

Hashim.
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:37 AM
well this was not unexpected:shrug:
Sania:hug:

MyskinaManiac
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:41 AM
barely scary protest. What, so three or four people standing around burning a picture of Sania constitutes a scary protest?

MistyGrey
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:43 AM
Yea, they burnt Sani's effigies! and demanded her to leave India.... scary stuff!
On the other hand, in Pakistan people arranged a dance party outside Shoaib Malik's place.. which is pretty freaky as well!
And they havent even been married yet.. there will be a tremendous media pressure on this couple!

Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM
Does this have something to do with religion?:confused:If so,you can't blame these people,but,still it's hard for me to understand:unsure:

MBM
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM
those people are f**ked up!

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM
I saw this coming, but not to this extend.

Elwin.
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:48 AM
Crazy people :(

MBM
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:48 AM
Does this have something to do with religion?:confused:If so,you can't blame these people,but,still it's hard for me to understand:unsure:

this is why i am in the Church of Griffin. Its plain and simple... Oprah is God, she sent her son Gayle when things got bad and just screamed at her what to do "FIX THE BIBLIOTECAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA", and gays rule above all others ;)

King Halep
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:50 AM
not a protest without burning a picture :bounce:

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:51 AM
Does this have something to do with religion?:confused:If so,you can't blame these people,but,still it's hard for me to understand:unsure:
The 2 countries are mortal ennemies and have been for years.

Add to that the religion element.
Sania being muslim does not sit well with some Indians.
And now planning to marry a Paskistani?

Hashim.
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:53 AM
The 2 countries are mortal ennemies andhave been for years.

Add to that the religion element.
Sania being muslim does not sit well with some Indian.
And now planning to marry a Paskistani?

sums it up;)

MBM
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:53 AM
The 2 countries are mortal ennemies andhave been for years.

Add to that the religion element.
Sania being muslim does not sit well with some Indian.
And now planning to marry a Paskistani?

they should go live happily ever after in kashmir :yeah:

Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:56 AM
Really tough situation for Sania,I am really worried about her career:(

madlove
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:03 PM
gosh.. poor sania. sucks to be her..

King Halep
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:03 PM
its a small political party trying to get some publicity by staging a cheap stunt instead of making real policies

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:05 PM
Really tough situation for Sania,I am really worried about her career:(
Her career has been going south for months now.
Maybe, she is frantically preparing for life after tennis.

King Halep
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:08 PM
Her career has been going south for months now.
Maybe, she is frantically preparing for life after tennis.

in that case why would she marry a pakistani cricketer :lol:

Cp6uja
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:28 PM
its a small political party trying to get some publicity by staging a cheap stunt instead of making real policiesIn India "small political party" means less than 100 million supporters :p

BTW I googled news about this protests and find one interesting detail about Sania future Husband S.Malik, which actually more speaks about Pakistan:

Malik, 28, has been fighting a 12-month ban (http://sify.com/news/regional-political-party-protests-against-sania-mirza-s-marriage-with-shoaib-malik-news-national-kd5rudcigcb.html) by the Pakistan Cricket Board for poor performance and indiscipline. :help: :help: :help:

I really hope that this Asian Romeo and Juliet love story will have happy end :(

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:30 PM
It doesnt seem to be much of a protest.... Scary nonetheless.

mure
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
Do Muslim Indians really feel "Indians" ?

When India plays Pakistan cricket team which team do they support?

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:34 PM
-Pakistan marriage? Sports stars Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik win few cheers.
News of the pending marriage between Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has been greeted with dismay by some. ‘It is strange she couldn’t find a suitable boy here,’ says a New Delhi man.

New Delhi
Relations between India (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Topics/India) and its rival Pakistan (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Topics/Pakistan%20) may be at a low ebb. But the news that two of their biggest sports personalities are set to marry has sparked a media whirl in both countries and newspapers headlines like: “A New Chapter in Indio-Pak Ties.”

Sania Mirza, India’s biggest tennis star and the first Indian to win a Women’s Tennis Association tour title in 2005, announced Monday she would marry Pakistani cricketer and fellow Muslim Shoaib Malik, who captained Pakistan’s cricket team between 2007 and 2009.
Marriages between Indians and Pakistanis are not unheard of, because many Muslim families who migrated to Pakistan when the subcontinent was partitioned in 1947 have stayed in touch with relatives who remained in India. But a marriage between sporting stars, at a time of political tension, is unprecedented, say pundits.
“It’s like an American gymnast marrying a Russian sports star during the Cold War,” says M.J. Akbar, editor-in-chief of India’s Sunday Guardian newspaper.
India, which has fought three wars with its neighbor since 1947, suspended a formal peace process after the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 2008, accusing Pakistani state agencies of involvement. Tensions mounted earlier this year after a spate of border skirmishes and a spike in separatist violence in Indian Kashmir by Pakistan-based militant groups.
When the two sides held talks last month (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0225/Terrorism-lingers-over-India-Pakistan-peace-talks), India reiterated its view that Pakistan is not doing enough to crack down on the Islamic groups involved in planning the Mumbai assault.
Rooting for the other team?

But Ms. Mirza said Tuesday she did not welcome comparisons between geopolitics and her engagement.
“My marriage has nothing to do with Indo-Pak politics,” Indian newspapers quoted the her saying. “This is a happy moment ... Be happy we are getting married. We both are happy. Our families are happy. I don’t think we can ask for more.”
After the April wedding, which will be celebrated both in Hyderabad, India, and in Lahore, Pakistan, according to reports, the couple will settle down in Dubai.
Mirza said she would continue to play tennis for India. Malik, who comes from Sialkot, a town near the Indian border in Pakistan’s Punjab province, plays cricket for Pakistan. But he's currently fighting a 12-month suspension from the national team by the Pakistan Cricket Board for poor performance and misconduct.
When asked which side she would support if India played Pakistan in a cricket match, Mirza said she would support both India and her husband.
‘Happier if she married an Indian’

Tuesday, Indians’ responses to the engagement were mixed. Some took the view that love matches were unstoppable; others expressed furious patriotism.
“It is strange she couldn’t find a suitable boy here,” says Lakshman Maity, a Hindu driver in Delhi. “India and Pakistan are not on good terms and Pakistan is conspiring against India every day – in such a situation how could she ever think of marrying a Pakistani?”
A local Hindu political party in Coimbatore, India, reportedly held a protest Wednesday against the Mirza's pending marriage. They demanded the tennis player be deported and that the federal government take back all the awards given to her.
Mohammad Irfan, a Muslim driver who works in Delhi, was also puzzled by the match, though for different reasons.
“Shoaib is an eligible bachelor and from her own religion, so it’s fine,” he says. “But I would be happier if she married an Indian cricket star. There are lots of eligible Muslims in our country too.”


Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0331/India-Pakistan-marriage-Sports-stars-Sania-Mirza-Shoaib-Malik-win-few-cheers.

King Halep
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:41 PM
In India "small political party" means less than 100 million supporters :p

BTW I googled news about this protests and find one interesting detail about Sania future Husband S.Malik, which actually more speaks about Pakistan:

:help: :help: :help:

I really hope that this Asian Romeo and Juliet love story will have happy end :(

that ban is bs, it wont last very long, they also banned their two best batsman "indefinitely" :lol::lol: clowns

MistyGrey
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:50 PM
Do Muslim Indians really feel "Indians" ?

When India plays Pakistan cricket team which team do they support?

They do feel Indian and cheer for India during an Indo Pak match. However, Indian muslims have often been accused of having soft corner for Pakistan.. at times, they are even labelled as traitors for cheering Pakistan's cricket wins (against teams other than India). Overall, Indian Muslims are in a pretty tough spot, because in their own country, sometimes they are considered suspicious, only because they dont resent Pakistan as strongly as other Indians.

Talula
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:27 PM
barely scary protest. What, so three or four people standing around burning a picture of Sania constitutes a scary protest?

Are you kidding?!:eek: People burn pictures of a tennis player?!:eek: That really IS scary. There should never be any justification for such an act.

That you don't find it scary shows how desensitised the world is becoming.:sad:

The actions of these protesters are apalling.:sad:

Talula
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:30 PM
Really tough situation for Sania,I am really worried about her career:(

Yes, as if there isn't enough pressure on the Tour. If I were her I would MOVE fast to another country.

When Jemima Goldsmith was married to the cricketer Khan, she received death threats as did her children. They both received threats that their sons would be kidnapped. :sad: No wonder the marriage couldn't survive.

I hope Sania fares better.

as1991
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:31 PM
I am an indian. so lemme answer some of the question-
-these type of political protests are just done to gain some news....(it happens in india very often)....and seriously nobody in INDIA gives a damn!
-indian muslims DO FEEL INDIANS.....never heard any indian muslim not feel indian. :O
-And sania is not a bit affected by such shit. check her twitter account for evidence. she is damn happy with her marriage and with the INDIAN SUPPORT. THE INDIAN MEDIA IS RATHER SEEING THIS IS A STEP TO STRENGTHEN INDIA-PAKISTAN BOND AND NOT SEEING SANIA AS A TRAITOR.
and anyway sania's career cant be affected more....its already downhill.

pica_pica
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:23 PM
This is mad :sad: poor Sania

Sander.
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:25 PM
How sick :o

Joe.
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:43 PM
these people seriously make me sick.

Lin Lin
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:41 PM
I am an indian. so lemme answer some of the question-
-these type of political protests are just done to gain some news....(it happens in india very often)....and seriously nobody in INDIA gives a damn!
-indian muslims DO FEEL INDIANS.....never heard any indian muslim not feel indian. :O
-And sania is not a bit affected by such shit. check her twitter account for evidence. she is damn happy with her marriage and with the INDIAN SUPPORT. THE INDIAN MEDIA IS RATHER SEEING THIS IS A STEP TO STRENGTHEN INDIA-PAKISTAN BOND AND NOT SEEING SANIA AS A TRAITOR.
and anyway sania's career cant be affected more....its already downhill.

Good to know,Hope Sania will be back soon:D:yeah:

VishaalMaria
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:47 PM
Some Indians can be such knobs.

It's Sanias life she can do whatever she wants.

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:01 AM
:lol: couple of people burning effigies can hardly be called as scary protests :tape: :lol: Burning effigies is pretty common form of protest in India :shrug: Sania has already been through enough to be bothered abt this one :lol:

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:04 AM
Are you kidding?!:eek: People burn pictures of a tennis player?!:eek: That really IS scary. There should never be any justification for such an act.

That you don't find it scary shows how desensitised the world is becoming.:sad:

The actions of these protesters are apalling.:sad:

Calm down :help: They also burned effigies of Richard gere just because he kissed someone on stage.. I believe, Sania's effigies have been burnt already few times when the fatwa was issued against her :lol: :wavey:

tonybotz
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM
these "people" are pathetic and look for any excuse to act out. they all need cable television.

tonybotz
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:07 AM
religion... the greatest threat to mankind.

tennisbum79
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:11 AM
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

We Indians are always burning things.
Please do not burn Sania:)

I have read report of women being burned or killed by familly members because hey would not accept arranged marriage.

The most recent case was that of an Indian-Canadian family where the father allegedly arranged for his daughter to be killed by the daughter own uncle.

V's a star
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:32 AM
So sad....
Its also extremely sad and freighting that yesterday it came out that the leader of the Mumbai attacks a couple years ago is now admittedly a U.S. agent :unsure:

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:32 AM
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

We Indians are always burning things.

LOL what's up with that? Indians claim to be oh so intelligent, but they do shit like this all the time. It's like differing opinions do not matter. You know my obsession with Bollywood, got me learning so much more about India. Why does the Shiv Sena who is no different than the taliban :tape: given such a platform? Then again, Sania shouldn't have expected anything less. I mean, 2 months she saw the same reaction to Bollywood's King Khan when he made it known that he thought Pakistani cricketers should have been chosen to play IPL. These idiots threatened cinema owners and movie goers, and as a result the movie My Name is Khan did not do well as it should have done in India the opening weekend :fiery:

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:35 AM
So sad....
Its also extremely sad and freighting that yesterday it came out that the leader of the Mumbai attacks a couple years ago is now admittedly a U.S. agent :unsure:

Huh? Dude is a Pakistani who just happens to be an American citizen. He was no US agent :shrug:

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:43 AM
LOL what's up with that? Indians claim to be oh so intelligent, but they do shit like this all the time. It's like differing opinions do not matter. You know my obsession with Bollywood, got me learning so much more about India. Why does the Shiv Sena who is no different than the taliban :tape: given such a platform? Then again, Sania shouldn't have expected anything less. I mean, 2 months she saw the same reaction to Bollywood's King Khan when he made it known that he thought Pakistani cricketers should have been chosen to play IPL. These idiots threatened cinema owners and movie goers, and as a result the movie My Name is Khan did not do well as it should have done in India the opening weekend :fiery:

I would not go that far.. The movie was long and :zzz::zzz: Thats the reason why it bombed.. usually any publicity is good publicity ;)..

I agree that Shiv sena is crazy and they usually do anything to make an issue out of small things for their own political benefit but comparing them to Taliban is :tape: bit too much!

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:50 AM
I would not go that far.. The movie was long and :zzz::zzz: Thats the reason why it bombed.. usually any publicity is good publicity ;)..

I agree that Shiv sena is crazy and they usually do anything to make an issue out of small things for their own political benefit but comparing them to Taliban is :tape: bit too much!

But it did not bomb :lol: It's made 73 crore and it is the highest grossing Bollywood movie world wide to date :p Meanwhile this is how the Taliban started off small. They were not reined in and their shit got out totally out of control :shrug:

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:56 AM
But it did not bomb :lol: It's made 73 crore and it is the highest grossing Bollywood movie world wide to date :p Meanwhile this is how the Taliban started off small. They were not reined in and their shit got out totally out of control :shrug:

Hehe really? The movie was shit :lol: In any case, Shiv sena has been present for 30 odd years now. Plus I dont think they will ever have any control :lol: Plus Taliban was initially supported by US to fight against the soviets ;) in case people forgot :)

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:58 AM
But it did not bomb :lol: It's made 73 crore and it is the highest grossing Bollywood movie world wide to date :p Meanwhile this is how the Taliban started off small. They were not reined in and their shit got out totally out of control :shrug:

Must be due to all the stupid publicity they got because of protests :lol: Why would anyone wanna be tortured so much :p hehe

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:06 AM
Must be due to all the stupid publicity they got because of protests :lol: Why would anyone wanna be tortured so much :p hehe

Opinions , opinions :lol: Maybe Indians just didn't get the film? I mean it's doing so well in the ROW that producers have recovered their cost from that alone. Oh well it's all a matter of taste http://i43.tinypic.com/1zdxd07.jpg

Lin Lin
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:22 AM
religion... the greatest threat to mankind.

you went to extremes a bit there:angel:

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:26 AM
religion Fanaticism... the greatest threat to mankind.
Corrected. :angel:

hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:37 AM
Sania :hug:

young_gunner913
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:44 AM
Bigger question, why is her personal life any of their buisness? It seems like India always has some sort of problem with Sania and they're protesting her all the time.

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:48 AM
Bigger question, why is her personal life any of their buisness? It seems like India always has some sort of problem with Sania and they're protesting her all the time.

Popularity comes with a price.. :shrug: there is a reason why she got millions in endorsements ( compared to say russians who are much more successful). People are too emotional.. Its a double edged sword.. The sportspersons have to learn how to balance it.. I am sure Sania can handle it.. ( Not that I am supporting such behavior.)

tonybotz
Apr 2nd, 2010, 06:24 AM
Corrected. :angel:

anything that divides us as people is stupid. every religion preaches the same thing, but hateful people focus on what makes us different instead of what brings us together.

Dandy_Warhol
Apr 2nd, 2010, 09:20 AM
somewhere, Vijay Armitraj is crying and shaking :lol:

Hashim.
Apr 2nd, 2010, 09:28 AM
somewhere, Vijay Armitraj is crying and shaking :lol:

:lol:

I hope somehow he stops commentating:o he makes watching Roland Garros and Wimbledon miserable for me:o

Lucemferre
Apr 2nd, 2010, 09:33 AM
Wasn't she engaged to a different person? Is she engaged to two men at the same time?:tape:

as1991
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
^who supports shiv sens apart from some marathis and their own party members?!!
i cant think of anyone
and btw my name is khan did better because of shiv sens protest....(to opposse shiv sens, people went in more numbers otherwise it was a boring movie)

Pasta-Na
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:18 PM
some people r just :o

MistyGrey
Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM
http://arabnews.com/world/article38353.ece

Sania’s heart beats for Pakistan, not India: Thackeray

By SHAHID BURNEY | ARAB NEWS

Published: Apr 2, 2010 22:40 Updated: Apr 2, 2010 22:40

MUMBAI: Launching a severe attack on Indian tennis star Sania Mirza for her decision to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray came down heavily on her in his editorial published on Friday in Sena mouthpiece Saamna, stating that Sania Mirza’s heartbeats were pumping fast for Pakistan and not India.

“If Sania’s heart was an Indian, it would have not had the heart beats for Pakistan. Her patriotism for the country is only money and publicity. Here people are shedding blood for the country and religion, becoming martyrs and it’s Sania who has now forgotten her national patriotism and exhibited her love for Pakistan. Shame on you and your life,” Thackeray wrote in the editorial.

Thackeray further wrote “Sania cannot claim to be an Indian now. If she had a desire to play for India, then she could have selected an Indian as her husband. For marriage and money Sania focused on Pakistan and for publicity it’s India for her. This is not acceptable and will not work. Now if she had decided to marry Shoaib and going to Pakistan, than go play as much as you want in Pakistan.”

Thackeray said “from Shoaib’s point of view, India is still the arch enemy of Pakistan and the Pakistani cricketer had many love affairs in India and he had given many false assurances to many Indian girls to marry them.”

Thackeray expressed surprise at the speed visas were issued to the family of Sania to visit Pakistan and referred to the many obstacles that were created by the Pakistan government while issuing a visa to the acclaimed Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Meanwhile, Sania also came under criticism from the Samajwadi Party legislator and Maharashtra state unit president, Abu Asim Azmi, who said in Mumbai on Friday that he did not support Sania’s marrying in Pakistan and then settling in Dubai and still representing India in the tennis courts.

“If she has to represent India, then she has to be settled in India and not Dubai,” Azmi said.

MistyGrey
Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:09 PM
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/04/02/vhpactivists-protest-against-sania-shoaib-wedding-plans.html

Bhopal, Apr 2(ANI): Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged a demonstration in Bhopal on Friday, as a mark of protest against tennis star Sania Mirza's decision to marry Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Buzz up!
To vent their ire against Sania Mirza and her decision, the protestors raised slogans and burnt her posters.


Addressing the media, a functionary of VHP, Dilip Khandelwal, said that they would not allow Sania to compete in the Asian Games or in the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

"The matter should be investigated. The matter is somewhere linked to underworld. Earlier she was engaged to some businessman from here (Hyderabad). So why did the relationship break up? There is some conspiracy," Khandelwal said.

"We also say that we will neither let her play in the Asian Games nor let her enter in the Commonwealth Games. So she can't represent India," he added.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena activists also objected to this wedlock in Mumbai.

A senior leader of the party, Sanjay Raut, said that the country would not accept Sania's decision.

"We have no enmity with Sania. Till the time she was our country's daughter and represented India we have given her a lot of respect, but now the matter is that she is going to Pakistan and will take their citizenship. So, she can't represent India," Raut said.

"The kind of relations we have had with Pakistan, and Pakistan has had with us, the country won't agree to it," he added.

The wedding ceremony of both sports stars will reportedly take place in April, while the Walima (reception) will be hosted by Shoaib on April 16 or 17 in Lahore. (ANI)

MistyGrey
Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:09 PM
These people seem to have lost their minds! :eek: Poor Sania! I hope she is able to go through the wedding peacefully. :hug:

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:24 PM
^who supports shiv sens apart from some marathis and their own party members?!!
i cant think of anyone
and btw my name is khan did better because of shiv sens protest....(to opposse shiv sens, people went in more numbers otherwise it was a boring movie)

I know.. :lol: I am a marathi and please dont take what Shiv sena says seriously.. These people r bunch of morons :lol: Will do anything to get publicity..

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:15 AM
MirzaSania (http://twitter.com/MirzaSania)

Thanks for ur support and love..me and my family know what the truth is,we've known it all along and we hav confidence in god's justice

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:22 AM
MirzaSania (https://twitter.com/MirzaSania)

Sorry hav'nt been on twitter and it touch with u guys..too much going on,never in my life thought that I'd had to worry bout anything-

Of this sort,rather than my mehendi!haha..leaves me with no choice but to laugh!

I am pretty sure these are not the pre-wedding jitters or butterflies in the stomach my married cousins were talking bout!

Hav'nt slept all night,gonna try and sleep for a couple of hours now..again lots to do and face tomm..love you all..khuda hafiz..

Sammo
Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:27 AM
Ummmm... that guys are quite retard

Mightymirza
Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:53 AM
MirzaSania (https://twitter.com/MirzaSania)

Sorry hav'nt been on twitter and it touch with u guys..too much going on,never in my life thought that I'd had to worry bout anything-

Of this sort,rather than my mehendi!haha..leaves me with no choice but to laugh!

I am pretty sure these are not the pre-wedding jitters or butterflies in the stomach my married cousins were talking bout!

Hav'nt slept all night,gonna try and sleep for a couple of hours now..again lots to do and face tomm..love you all..khuda hafiz..

:lol: Did she really think it was going to be smooth sailing after her decision? After all shes been through, I am sure she was ready to face anything. She does sound naively optimistic there.. :lol: Ohh well the shaadi happens peacefully and brings her joy :wavey:

tennisbum79
Apr 3rd, 2010, 01:12 AM
Regarding the rest of it, killing girls for not accepting arranged marriages is old news. It happens all over that part of the world, not just India..

No that is not true. Not everybod does it.

Parents all over world do NOT kill their daughters because they refuse arranged marriages.

Your tone addressing the matter seems to suggest it is not a big deal because everybody does it.
Which is toally false.

Cashif
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:59 AM
LOL what's up with that? Indians claim to be oh so intelligent, but they do shit like this all the time. It's like differing opinions do not matter. You know my obsession with Bollywood, got me learning so much more about India. Why does the Shiv Sena who is no different than the taliban :tape: given such a platform? Then again, Sania shouldn't have expected anything less. I mean, 2 months she saw the same reaction to Bollywood's King Khan when he made it known that he thought Pakistani cricketers should have been chosen to play IPL. These idiots threatened cinema owners and movie goers, and as a result the movie My Name is Khan did not do well as it should have done in India the opening weekend :fiery:

I would not go that far.. The movie was long and :zzz::zzz: Thats the reason why it bombed.. usually any publicity is good publicity ;)..

I agree that Shiv sena is crazy and they usually do anything to make an issue out of small things for their own political benefit but comparing them to Taliban is :tape: bit too much!

But it did not bomb :lol: It's made 73 crore and it is the highest grossing Bollywood movie world wide to date :p Meanwhile this is how the Taliban started off small. They were not reined in and their shit got out totally out of control :shrug:

Hehe really? The movie was shit :lol: In any case, Shiv sena has been present for 30 odd years now. Plus I dont think they will ever have any control :lol: Plus Taliban was initially supported by US to fight against the soviets ;) in case people forgot :)

Must be due to all the stupid publicity they got because of protests :lol: Why would anyone wanna be tortured so much :p hehe

My Name is Khan was a bore-fest and the only reason it did not fail badly was because of the protests. All the political parties in India except Shiv Sena (ofcourse:p) urged people to go and watch the movie. To make matter worse (or better for MNIK) all the so-called critics in India gave the movie 5/5:o All in all, it was really a shit movie...

Cashif
Apr 3rd, 2010, 05:19 AM
As for question about Indian Muslims, I am a muslim and I can say that I am as Indian and patriotic as anyone can ever be. As for support to Pakistan Cricket team, it is a matter of personal opinion. I used to hate pakistan team but now coz of certain individuals in the team, I've started liking Pakistan and it is similar with all my friends/relatives. We do not go out of way to support Pakistan just because we are muslims.

As for Sania protest, this is the first I am hearing of it. Most of the media/people have been supportive of her decision. If there was a protest, it would be by Shiv Sena/MNS or some Hindu fanatics. They behave just like Talibans but the media do not highlight them as much because they are not Muslims.

as1991
Apr 3rd, 2010, 08:18 AM
there is a new twist to sania story....the guy she is gonna marry is already married to some other women....and that women is asking for divorce and a public apology....
sania must be traumatized hearing this!...

Ashi
Apr 3rd, 2010, 08:32 AM
All these so-called protests are coming from right wing hindu fundmentalists and the shiv sena who basically now have another non-issue to pander to, after the bashing of Shahrukh and Sachin tendulkar for calling himself a indian first and then a Marathi son of the soil:rolleyes: Its :yawn:.
As for people burning effigies of sania, its beyond :lol:. These political parties hire a bunch of hooligans, with no jobs to do these protests and think of stirring up trouble.And you cant subscribe that a whole country shares the same view as these bunch of idiots.:rolleyes:
She been through this before she will be unperturbed i am sure.
The more pressing problem for sania is the fact the shoib malik has been married before to another hyderabadi girl and she is sueing him.:o and demandng an official divorce.He claims to have been duped.:p and is countersueing her.( all speculation)
Infact all the liberal channels india have supported sania in her decision and have shows about other cross border love affairs.:)
As to the huge shivsena- MNIK issue, because of this whole saga, it had the mumbai police personnel guarding movie goerrs who went to watch this crappy movie much more than the security which was arranged when the mumbai 26/11 attacks took place.:fiery:
Here's a good article on it written by manu jospeh.:lol:
http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/voices/falling-for-a-dumb-debate

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 3rd, 2010, 02:28 PM
I'm scary of all of these things.
Protest, flags in fire, rude people, and so on... It's just not something I see world should look like ( this is pathetic I know, also ironic). Anyway, good luck to Mirza, I guess she'll need it.

Ashi
Apr 3rd, 2010, 02:43 PM
Me and my family have always known 'truth' behind Shoaib's first 'marriage': Sania
Sat, Apr 3 02:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr.3 (ANI): Backing her husband-to-be, Shoaib Malik, amidst controversy surrounding their wedding, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has said that she and her family are aware about 'all' the truth behind Malik's first marriage with Hyderabad based girl, Ayesha Siddiqui.
Sania, in her latest tweet, supported Malik and his family members, who have been accused by the Siddiqui's of cheating them.
"Me and my family know what the truth is, we've known it all along and we have confidence in god's justice," the 24-year-old tennis star wrote in her comments on Twitter.
Sania said that while getting ready for the 'biggest day' of her life, she never thought that she would have to 'deal with so many things apart from the regular pre-wedding jitters.'
Meanwhile, the Siddiqui family has served a legal notice to Shoaib alleging that he had married Ayesha in 2002 and must come clean over the first marriage before tying the knot with Sania.
The family has sent a legal notice to the Maliks on the grounds of defamation, harassment, character assassination and fraud.
The legal notice comes after Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran Zafar Malik told a private television channel that they have hired a counsel in New Delhi to take legal action against the Hyderabad based Siddiqui family.
Imran agreed that Shoaib had got engaged to Ayesha, but the Siddiqui family had shown a photograph of another girl at the time of engagement.
On Friday, the controversy took another ugly turn when the Siddiqui family came out with, what they claimed, was the marriage certificate of Shoaib and Ayesha's marriage.
Pakistani television channels flashed the 'alleged' Nikahnama (marriage certificate), which apparently contained the signatures of Shoaib on the column for the groom and the name of Maha Siddiqui on the column for the bride.
"I have released this marriage certificate because Shoaib and his family have constantly been denying this marriage," Ayesha told one Pakistani television channel over the telephone from Hyderabad. (ANI)

http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20100403/379/tsp-me-and-my-family-have-always-known-t.html

timafi
Apr 4th, 2010, 03:58 PM
wtf!:help:

Shoaib tries to sort out marriage muddle: report
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20100404/capt.photo_1270391236533-3-0.jpg?x=213&y=271&xc=1&yc=1&wc=321&hc=409&q=85&sig=Lz.DVAWHVkD8_rN0hWqgUA--

1 hr 23 mins ago

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik attempted in an interview published on Sunday to end confusion about his marital status ahead of his celebrity wedding to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.

"Sania Mirza will be my first wife. I have been cheated by Ayesha Siddiqui," Malik said, referring an Indian woman who claims he married her "by telephone":help: in 2002 and that she possesses documents to prove their alliance.

In an interview with The Times of India, Malik said he began a telephone relationship with Siddiqui in 2001 after she sent him photographs.

He and his family repeatedly attempted to meet Siddiqui as he wanted to marry her but she always refused, he said.

Malik admitted to the newspaper that in 2002 that he signed a "nikahnama" (wedding agreement) "thinking the girl I was marrying was the one in the photographs."

But "the girl who was accepting the proposal was someone else. That's cheating," he said, without giving further details.

In yet another twist, Malik claimed he had spent time with Ayesha Siddiqui's "elder sister" who told him that Ayesha would not meet him as she had put on weight. Malik said he now believes the "sister" was actually Ayesha herself.

The labyrinthine and often contradictory tale has attracted avid public attention across Pakistan and India, two countries normally locked in fierce rivalry.

Malik, 28, arrived on Saturday in the Indian city of Hyderabad, where he is scheduled to marry 23-year-old Mirza on April 15.:eek:

The couple -- who are both Muslim -- plan to live in Dubai after the ceremony.

But Siddiqui has threatened to sue Malik, a wealthy international sportsman, if he refuses to "formally divorce" her before marrying Mirza.

Siddiqui has circulated supposed copies of her nuptial agreement to media outlets in both India and Pakistan and has appeared on television regularly since Mirza and Malik announced they were getting married.

"Malik can marry Sania Mirza only after divorcing me," Siddiqui told the CNN-IBN news channel. "He dumped me because his teammates said I was fat."

Mirza, whose short tennis skirts have drawn the ire of Islamist groups in India, is recovering from a wrist injury that has seen her world ranking slip from 27 in 2007 to 92.

She has been a nationwide celebrity since 2005 when aged 18 she became the first Indian woman to win a WTA Tour title.

Only in January, she broke off an engagement to a childhood friend, saying they were "incompatible as fiances".

She previously said she would retire from tennis once married, but on Sunday Malik told reporters in Hyderabad that her career would continue.

"Sania will play tennis until she wants to not play. She will play for India," he said. "My family and I will support her."

He declined to comment further on Siddiqui's allegations, saying only that "Sania knows the truth and she is very happy."

Malik, a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, is serving a year-long ban for indiscipline.

The Delhi-based Mail Today newspaper printed a copy of the apparent wedding agreement between Malik and Siddiqui. It appeared to be signed by them both, but not -- as legally required -- by any witnesses.

Arranged marriages when the bride and groom have not met before are common in Islam, but Muslim scholars dismiss the concept of a "telephone wedding".

heart
Apr 4th, 2010, 04:00 PM
i thought sania got married or was engaged to mirza guy:scratch:

Lin Lin
Apr 5th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Shoaib's passport seized in India over marriage muddle
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/1047972/1/.html
Indian police on Monday seized Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik's passport while he was quizzed at the home of his fiancee, tennis player Sania Mirza, over claims he is already married.

Preparations for the sporting stars' cross-border wedding in the Indian city of Hyderabad have been marred by allegations that Indian woman Ayesha Siddiqui married Shoaib "by telephone" in 2002 and has documents to prove the alliance.

"It is a preliminary investigation. The Siddiqui family have lodged a complaint and the Hyderabad police are verifying the facts," Andhra Pradesh state police chief R.R. Girish Kumar told AFP.

- AFP:eek:

Lin Lin
Apr 5th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Sania:hug: