Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked Indian tennis star Sania Mirza to rethink her decision to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
BJP Vice President Kalraj Mishra has said Sania Mirza should think twice before marrying Shoaib Malik, as she is a recognisable figure in India. Mishra was talking to reporters in Ayodhya city of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.
Meanwhile, Malik's team mates in Pakistan cricket have come to his aid. Pakistani cricketers who toured India in 2005 said they were never introduced to any girl named Ayesha Siddiqui as Malik's wife.
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 5 dismissed allegations he was already married, after police quizzed him at the Hyderabad home of his Indian fiancee, top tennis player Sania Mirza.
Preparations for the sporting stars' cross-border wedding have been marred by the claims of an Indian woman, Ayesha Siddiqui, that she married Malik in 2002.
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