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Sania Mirza has embarrased India: Pramod Muthalik

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Bangalore, Apr 10: Shiv Sena may have let go of the Sania-Shoaib marriage controversy, but down south Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Multhalik continues to slam the tennis ace for her choice of husband.

In an interview with Kannada TV news channel, Suvarna News, Muthalik questioned why and how Sania Mirza could not find a single man out of the 120-crore strong population of India.

Narrowing it down further, Muthalik wondered why the tennis star thought she could not find a life partner out of 15 crore Indian Muslims.

He argued that Sania Mirza was being anti-national by choosing a husband from an enemy country.

"Sania Mirza is not an ordinary youngster. She represents India in the field of tennis. She is indebted to India for her success and she has to act as a role model to others. Being in her position, it is a disgrace that she chose to marry someone from Pakistan and her decision is a shame for our country," he opined on Friday, Apr 9.

Pramod Muthalik, who was earlier part of the Bal Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, broke off to form Sri Rama Sena when the border issues between Maharashtra and Karnataka emerged.

He is known best for his moral policing brigade and the famous Mangalore pub attack incident.

Recently, when he tried to disrupt Valentines Day celebrations in Bangalore Muthalik was left red faced after youth Congress workers attacked him and smeared black paint on his face.

Sene chief has been criticizing Sani Mirza's decision since the time she and the Pakistani cricketer announced their wedding plans.

The much-contested and controversy-hit Sania-Shoaib marriage is set to take place on Apr 15.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:32 [IST]
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