[AI] Disabled sportspersons protest outside sports ministry

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Thu May 13 06:37:13 EDT 2010


This prompts me to ask you how do you find the PTI site? I find it quite
tough since they have at lest 25 to 30 photo links before we could
scroll down to the news links and they have no list of items or heading
levels. Sometimes, we can't read the content after opening the link,
don't know why. 


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Disabled sportspersons protest outside sports ministry
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 18:59 IST
New Delhi: Disabled sportspersons today staged a protest outside the
sports ministry here alleging corruption in the management of disability
They claimed sports minister MS Gill promised them that he will appoint
a two member committee to probe into alleged irregularities in the
Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) and investigate further before
taking any major step.

A number of disabled sportsmen and activists led by Disabled Rights
Group (DRG) convener Javed Abidi staged the protest and later met Gill
at his residence.

Abidi said, "It is disappointing to see that even after receiving
hundreds of complaints from disabled athletes, the minister is not
convinced of the deep rooted corruption that exists between the
officials of the sports ministry and PCI."

These athletes, who aim to participate in the Commonwealth Games, have
been complaining about no training, leaving them doubtful about India's
performance in disability sports during the games.

The upcoming Commonwealth Games will showcase as many as 15 disability
sporting events, from athletics to swimming to table tennis. Out of
these 15, India is not participating in 4 sporting events.

"Although we do not have much time to lose, we will wait for the
minister to respond and will take our next step only after a week," said

Source: Press Trust of India


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