Boxer Amir Khan’s parents Sajjad and Falak Khan have dismissed daughter in law, Faryal Makhdoom’s rant that she was victim of domestic abuse whilst living with them.
In a rant on Snapchat last week, Makhdoom took many by surprise with the following message: “Don’t get your sons married if you’re going to abuse and bully the wife. I’ve always been so quiet but seriously, this message is for everyone! When you bring someone’s daughter – treat her as your own. Your son will be much happier and so will you.” She went on to say that she was allegedly “bullied” by her in-laws for three years.
In response to this, Amir’s father Sajjad spoke top Geo News from his Bolton home saying, “Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable. I am a father to two daughters whom I have treated exactly the same way as I have treated Faryal.”
He added, “All this started with the issue of dressing. We kept asking Amir to tell her not to adopt such a dress code. And even if she had to wear such dresses, please don’t post it on social media.”
Meanwhile, Falak added, “I asked her not to wear such dresses and to take the dupatta (scarf), but she never listened. After that, we asked Amir but he told us to convey this to Faryal’s mother because she does not listen to him either.”
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