Faryal Makhdoom’s interview she gives to international newspaper
Faryal said : “I never felt I could do anything right. I was bullied physically and mentally.
“One day I said, ‘Enough of this s***, I’m going to speak up. I’ve had it for three years and that’s enough’.’”
She says ex-world champ Amir had also stood up to his family, adding: “My husband feels like a man now. He’s much happier and so am I.”
Faryal, born in New York to Pakistani parents, was a 21-year-old student when she married Amir in 2013.
Faryal unleashed an explosive Snapchat rant on her in-laws earlier this week, claiming they tried to force Amir to divorce her when she was pregnant
She also accused her sister-in-law of trying to hit her when Amir was not homeSWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE
Faryal said she did not deserve to be abused by her family when she was her own person
She says that while Amir wants to please everyone, she is not interested in taking things lying down
Soon after the lavish ceremony the couple moved into a Bolton bungalow he shared with mum Falak, dad Shah, brother Haroon, 25, and sister Mariyah, 19.
She says: “It was a big culture shock being an American in this northern town.
“There, they think you are a bad Muslim if you show a bit of skin. I felt like I didn’t fit in.”
Faryal says when she and Amir went away for a few days early in the marriage she locked the door to their room.
She adds: “It was our space and my things were inside but when I came back Amir’s parents would have changed the locks.
“They said it was their son’s room and that they were allowed access.
“I don’t think they ever looked at anything inside — it was the principle. They had this attitude that their son was their everything and I was just an appendage.
“But we were man and wife and I should’ve been treated with respect.”
Faryal claims her in-laws changed the locks on her and Amir’s room when they went away on holiday, and that they treated her as an appendage rather than a person
She also clashed with Amir’s siblings. She claims: “When I went to do laundry on the other side of the house, his eldest sister Tabinda slammed the door on me.