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KARACHI: The Shoaib Malik-Ayesha Siddiqui controversy took another turn on Friday when the Siddiqui family released, what they claimed, the marriage certificate of the Pakistani cricketer's 2002 'wedding' with the Hyderabad girl.
Siddiqui family releases Shoaib's 'marriage' certificate
My marriage to Shoaib Malik is not a fraud: Ayesha Siddiqui
NEW DELHI: Two days after Shoaib Malik announced his marriage to Sania Mirza, Ayesha Siddiqui said that her marriage to the Pakistani cricketer was not a fraud.
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik's impending nuptials with Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, with Malik's alleged wife threatening to sue him if he goes ahead with his marriage. Ayesha Siddiqui who is believed to be Malik's current wife has spoken out on TIMES NOW and cleared the air regarding her marriage to the cricketer.
"I have been following the news since two days now, and I don't want to watch anymore because it really hurts me. I am so confused. I don't know what to say... this is the first interview I am giving. I just heard his brother-in-law talking on one of the channels and he said that there was no marriage, but honestly I think he (Shoaib) himself has confessed that he did get married to me.
I am not just his wife, he had the nikah too. And we have the papers to show to the world. I have the nikah-nama and it's there for the world to see. I don't want anything from him. I don't think anybody can be defamed by this", Ayesha said.
"I don't think anybody could just come out and say I am married to this person just for publicity, I don't think this is the right way to get any publicity. I am sure no girl would be interested in being in my position", she said.
"Imran (Shoaib's brother-in-law) has said the wrong picture was shown to Shoaib, and that this marriage was a fraud. I really don't know why they are coming up with this time and again. No girl or her father would go on air and talk so boldly about this issue if that were the case", she added.
"Second, they have been saying for the past two years that we are not married but when we show them the videos they say that I made him say 'yes'. I don't think Shoaib is a small kid. He's 30 years old and who led an international cricket team.
"I have been through a really bad time. It took me a while to start socialising again. When you break up with somebody it's already very difficult to get out of it. I know him since the year 2000 so it's been 10 years and for the past three years I have been suffering a lot. The break up itself was very difficult, but when it came out for everybody to see, the questions and hearing all these false allegations, it was even more difficult," she said.
"An Islamic scholar was talking to a channel and he did say that telephone nikah is valid and we did have witnesses on both sides and we did have the paperwork too. And he told me he would register the marriage at the Sialkot court marriage bureau. But he did not do that apparently. But according to the Shariah, a nikah is a nikah.
"When he started off, in 2002 his career wasn't really doing too well. Even I had just started of my career, teaching. It took time for us to talk to our respective families. So by the time things started working for us it was too late, he had become a star and he was no longer interested in me. The only thing he saw was that 'You don't look that great, you're not that pretty, you're embarrassing me.'
Even one of his teammates told him, 'Bhabi is fat.' He came back and yelled and screamed on the phone and said 'I don't want to hear all this. It's embarrassing me.'
There are too many things, I don't want to bring up all those things. I was hoping that maybe once I start losing weight and looking a bit presentable I will start living with him. But little did I know that it wasn't me, it was all the attention he started getting, all of a sudden so many girls began to be interested in him", said Ayesha.
"He told me not to meet the cricket team members and their partners as they would come to know that I look like this. Mohammad Yousuf's wife knew this, I was in constant touch with her. When I would cry to him about it, he would say don't worry you'll look really nice once you lose some weight, let's just wait for that. I was trying, but I was also stressed out because there were girls calling me and telling me about him and what he was doing. I tried my level best, I even went through surgery. But I guess I failed", she said.
"I spoke to him last in 2007. His family members changed his numbers and he never took my calls after that.
"I want to ask the witnesses on his side - why are they not vouching for the marriage? Why are they so quiet? I can understand Shoaib, he is happy where he is and he hates me. But the Qazi sahib at his end? He even congratulated me.
"I may not be a winner but I am not loser either. If he doesn't want me, well I don't want him either. My father went through a quadruple by-pass surgery. I am not begging for sympathy, I just know what my family has undergone for this. If you are thinking we are doing this for money, my dad kept only 500 Pakistani rupees as Meher. He is a well-off person. We don't need anything from anybody", Ayesha said.
"My name is Maha Siddiqui, Ayesha is the name given to me by my grandmother. Maha is my name in my passport. So ironically, when he says the wrong name was given during the nikah, well both names belong to the same person - me.
"We met in Dubai in 2000. There were no internet facilities back then, so it's not true that it was an internet relationship and that there were only pictures exchanged."
Siddiqui family releases Shoaib's 'marriage' certificate
The marriage certificate (Nikahnama) was shown by several Pakistani television channels and apparently contained the signatures of Shoaib Malik 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 the Duniya channel from Hyderabad.
While the Siddiqui family claims Shoaib is married to their daughter Ayesha and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza would be his second wife if they go ahead with the marriage, the Pakistani cricketer and his family have constantly denied that he ever entered into any wedlock with Ayesha.
Muhammad Siddiqui, the girl's father, has threatened to sue Malik and also seek a fatwa against him from Ulemas.
Ayesha said that she had released the Nikahnama because it proved that the marriage did take place.
"They are signatures of witnesses on the certificate and Shoaib sent me a copy for signature and a Haq Mahar amount of Pakistani 500 rupees," she said.
She said that Shoaib had always been unhappy with her weight problems and for his sake, she had even gone and had an operation in New Delhi.
"But I am devastated the way he is constantly denying everything. I have nothing against Sania but the truth must come out," Ayesha said.
Imran Zafar Malik, Shoaib's brother-in-law, however, dismissed the marriage certificate as a fake and said when no Nikah ceremony ever took place the document had no value at all. .....these gan*u people will never take their fault even they done it....
Oh therefore they did not given visa to sania to go in sailkot
Sania denied visa for Sialkot, reception likely in Lahore
KARACHI: The Pakistan High Commission has denied tennis star Sania Mirza a visa for Sialkot, the home town of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik where a reception was to be held after the couple's marriage.
Sania has only got visa for Lahore and Karachi following which the reception is likely to be shifted to Lahore.
"It was Shoaib who called me and asked for my daughter's hand. Although I had objections to my daughter marrying a Pakistani boy, I agreed because both of them were keen," Siddiqui was quoted as saying.
Siddiqui claimed that the couple married on June 3, 2002 over phone with witnesses from both sides as per the Muslim law. Siddiqui had claimed that not only did the marriage
take place, but that it was also consummated.