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63% Hyderabadis Say Sania Should Have Married An Indian Muslim 55% Hyderabadis Say Sania Must Play For India After Marriage

Vox Populi

What was your reaction to the news of Sania Mirza's marriage with Shoaib Malik?
Shocked      55.0
Happy     26.5
Confused     11.8
None of my business      6.8

Does the scandal throw light on the plight of Indian girls who are taken for a ride by Pakistani and Gulf grooms?
Yes      20.8
No      16.3
Maybe      49.5
Don’t know      13.5

Do you think Sania Mirza would have been better off marrying an Indian Muslim?
  Male Female
Yes 62.5 63.9 59.1
No  10.5 9.5 13.1
Maybe 24.0 24.9 21.7
Don’t know 3.0 1.8 6.1

Should a smart, modern, 21st century girl like Sania have considered a non- Muslim for her life partner?
Yes 16.3 14.7 20
No  16.5 15.1 20
Maybe 58.3 63.2 47
Don’t know 8.8 7.0 13

Between Sohrab Mirza and Shoaib Malik, who do you think Sania Mirza would have been happier with?
Sohrab      37.3
Shoaib     21.5
Neither     8.2
None of my business     33.0

Between Sania Mirza and Ayesha Siddiqui, who is the wronged woman, who’s 
been taken for a ride?
Ayesha     42.0
Sania     15.0
Both     7.5
Neither     15.0
Don’t know     20.5

What do you think of so much public/media interest in what is a private matter between two sports celebrities?
Good   47.0
Sad   14.0
Comes with the territory   33.3
Don’t know   5.8

Were Ayesha and her parents justified in making the issue of her marriage public on the eve of Sania's big day?
Yes     62.5
No     7.0
Maybe     19.3
Don’t know     11.3

Should Sania play for India or Pakistan after marriage?
India     54.5
Pakistan     17.0
Neither     18.0
Don’t know     10.5

Methodology: Opinion poll conducted for Outlook by MDRA in Hyderabad and Secunderabad on April 6-7. Sample size: 400 adults from all communities, 18-60 years of age, 285 men, 115 women. Margin of error +/- 4.90%.

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