Sania Mirza responds to BJP's 'daughter-in-law of Pakistan' comments

Indian tennis player and wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik says she is an Indian and will remain so.


Web Desk July 24, 2014

Indian tennis player and wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza on Thursday responded to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s objection over her appointment as brand ambassador of Indian state Telangana, stating that she is an Indian and will remain so.

The BJP had criticised Telangana for appointing Mirza as its brand ambassador, saying that she was a non-local and "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan.



The ace tennis player took to Twitter to inform her fans about her stance on the issue. In a series of tweets, Mirza explained that her ancestors had been living in Hyderabad – capital of newly-carved Telangana state – for more than a century.



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Aninda | 6 years ago | Reply

hi all, from a non political point of view, a person can marry ne1 of his/her choice, take up citizenship of any country but that doesnot give the person the right to disrespect his/her country of birth. In Jan 2008 it was us the same ppl who accused her of disrespecting the Indian Flag, which evidently she did. Now how come a person who is disrespectful to Indian flag, be a brand ambassador of an Indian State. Also if Telengana govt is so pro sports then I should say there are n number of sports persons in India across various verticals who never see the face of limelight because our gov is too reluctant to see the potential in them. Sania has achieved a lot and financially she is sound, so if that 1 crore could hv been spent on general uplifting of various sports categories rather than show business, we could hv seen a better india

Aninda | 6 years ago | Reply hi all, from a non political point of view, a person can marry ne1 of his/her choice, take up citizenship of any country but that doesnot give the person the right to disrespect his/her country of birth. In Jan 2008 it was us the same ppl who accused her of disrespecting the Indian Flag, which evidently she did. Now how come a person who is disrespectful to Indian flag, be a brand ambassador of an Indian State. Also if Telengana govt is so pro sports then I should say there are n number of sports persons in India across various verticals who never see the face of limelight because our gov is too reluctant to see the potential in them. Sania has achieved a lot and financially she is sound, so if that 1 crore could hv been spent on general uplifting of various sports categories rather than show business, we could hv seen a better india
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