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Shoaib stayed with Ayesha several times: Farisa Siddiqui

April 04, 2010 17:55 IST

Even though Shoaib Malik continues to deny marrying Hyderabad girl Ayesha Siddiqui, and even meeting her in person, new evidence reveals that the Pakistan cricketer had indeed met Ayesha in person several times and had stayed at a hotel with her twice.

Shoaib, who is now staying at the home of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, just five kms away from Ayesha's residence in Hyderabad, has been asked to come out clean by Ayesh's mother, Farisa Siddiqui, and clear the mess.

"If he says that we had shown him photos of a different girl, and he was married to another girl, I simply ask him to release the photos of the girl.

"I also would like to ask him if Ayesha is not the girl he married. Who was the girl he met in person several times in Hyderabad?

"He visited our home in Hyderabad at least four times after the marriage and spent time with Ayesha at our home as well as in a hotel.

"Why would he do that if he had not married Ayesha? He even played softball with my daughter at our home," she said.

Her assertion comes in the backdrop of Shoaib's statement that he had never met Ayesha.

"That is a bundle of lies," she declared.

According to Farisa, Shoiab and Ayesha stayed at Taj Deccan (now Taj Residency) and there are witnesses to it as well.

Giving other details of interactions between Shoaib and Ayesha since 2000, Farisa said Shoaib had taunted Ayesha many times about her weight and put constant pressure on her to shed some.

"Once he taunted her by saying such and such a girl is so slim and beautiful. So disturbed was Ayesha was by this that she wept for hours," Farisa said.

"Later shoaib called me over phone and told me to take care of Ayesha. He also assured her not to worry and said he will stand by her.

"How would he know about Ayesha's weight if he did not meet her in person?" she asked.

Farisa said Ayesha wanted to go out with Shoaib and meet his friends, but Shoaib would make one excuse or the other.

"He told her that he will take her out before other people only when she loses weight.

"Such was the pressure of Shoaib on Ayesha to lose weight that without informing us she underwent a dangerous surgery in New Delhi," she said.

While Farisa is dealing with the crisis coolly, Ayesha's father Ahmad Siddiqui is a psychological wreck.

"Shoaib is responsible for this condition," said Siddiqui, who underwent open heart surgery after Shoaib ditched his daughter.

"If he denies marriage to my daughter, Shoaib is guilty of immorality and fornication. He is punishable by stoning to death under Islamic law," he added.

Farisa was perplexed with the claims of Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran Zafar, who had allegedly visited the family in Hyderabad once. 

"Initially Imran denied having come to Hyderabad but was forced to admit it when we asked him whether I had not given him gifts for his wife, his daughter and others in Hyderabad," she said.

Farisa said their fight is not for money or any other gain.

"We are only demanding him to give a divorce to my daughter so that she can be free from this relationship and decide on her future.

"If we were greedy for money we would not have agreed for a Meher of only Rs 500. Ayesha still has the Pakistani currency note with her," she said.

She rued that Shoaib, by cheating and ditching her, had left Ayesha in serious physical and psychological mess.

"She has stopped going out completely for the last five years. She is afraid that people will make fun of her," lamented Farisa.

Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad