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Sania to get high security

M Chhaya in Kolkata | September 16, 2005 13:12 IST

Faced with a boycott threat from Islamic radicals because of herclothes, Sania Mirza will be given high security protection when she comes to play in the Sunfeast WTA tournament inKolkata from Monday.

Muslim clerics and conservatives have criticised Mirza for wearing short skirts andsleeveless tops - clothes that have been described as anti-Islam by mullahs.

Members of the Islamic outfit, Jamaet-e-ulema-e-Hind, called for preventing the teenage sensation, ranked 34th inWTA rankings, from taking part in the Kolkata tournament. Clerics have said she needed 'counselling' to make her respect the dress code approved by Islam.

In view of a 'specific threat perception', police in Kolkata have decided to accord high security to Mirza. According to police sources, the Hyderabad-based player would be given commando protection. The Netaji Indoor Stadium, the venue of the championship, would be 'sanitised' and hundreds of women police and plainclothesmen would be posted.

A total of 23 women competitors would make an appearance at the tourney, the first major tennis event in Kolkata.





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Number of User Comments: 7




Sub: oh no not these fanatics again

Come on give me a break, Who are they do judge Mirza. First they say she does not cover up and leaves nothing to the ...


Posted by sunil





Sub: What's wrong with these muslim clerics?

What's wrong with some of these muslim clerics and conservatives. Why do they think that Sania is abusing Islam if she wears mini skirts and ...


Posted by Raj





Sub: Sania dresscode

Hi everybody... If mullahs are so concerned about Sania Mirza's clothes, then they should have stopped Diya mirza, Zinat Aman, Katrina kaif, Mummait khan, nigar ...


Posted by rajesh





Sub: Sania dresscode

Hi everybody... If mullahs are so concerned about Sania Mirza's clothes, then they should have stopped Diya mirza, Zinat Aman, Katrina kaif, Mummait khan, nigar ...


Posted by rajesh





Sub: Give Sania Mirza a fair chance

I know its a sensitive issue to address. But I would really hope that people stop "leaving the substance and catching the shadow". Sania should ...


Posted by Chaitanya




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