[AI] Disabled sportspersons protest outside sports ministry

SC Vashishth subhashvashishth at gmail.com
Thu May 13 06:41:05 EDT 2010


Hi Subramani,

You are right. Its difficult negotiating PTI site and more so when you are
looking for some news. Better is to google it. Here is the link:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/650135_Disabled-sportspersons-protest-outside-Sports-Ministry

On 13 May 2010 16:07, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:

> Hai:
>
> 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.
>
> Subramani
>
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> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Vishnu
> Ramchandani
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:37 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>  Subject: [AI] Disabled sportspersons protest outside sports ministry
>
> Disabled sportspersons protest outside sports ministry
> PTI
> 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
> sport.
> 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
> Abidi.
>
> Source: Press Trust of India
>
> Regards,
> Vishnu
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