Bijnor: Muslims in Bijnor town of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday protested against the proposed marriage of tennis star Sania Mirza with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
The protestors raised slogans and tore her posters.
“Sania Mirza became the heartbeat of India in last few years due to her success. People of the country love her because she made India proud. But she has also disappointed her well-wishers by deciding to go to Pakistan to marry,” said Mufti Samun, a protestor.
Sania announced her wedding plans on Tuesday. Her wedding with Shoaib is scheduled for April 15.
Mirza, 23, was the first Indian to win a WTA tour event in 2005 and reached her highest world ranking of 27 two years ago, although she has since slipped to 92.
Malik, 28, is an all-rounder who captained Pakistan between 2007 and 2009 and has been fighting a 12-month ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for poor performance and indiscipline.