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Unsporting treatment of our sportspersons

The report Boxing champs serve tea, wash cups (July 18), explains why our players fail to deliver in international events. It’s a matter of national shame that international-level boxers are made to serve guests.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2009 23:18 IST

The report Boxing champs serve tea, wash cups (July 18), explains why our players fail to deliver in international events. It’s a matter of national shame that international-level boxers are made to serve guests. Can the National Institute of Sports justify the ill-treatment which our players are being subjected to? This is a serious matter, which calls for immediate attention of our sports authorities.

Harish Kumar, Delhi

Round one goes to Pakistan

Apropos of the editorial The great gambler (Our Take, July 18), the Indian government seems clueless on what strategy it should adopt to tackle Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. It should understand that it is foolish to expect Pakistan to cooperate. As past experiences have shown, Pakistan will never assist India, especially when it comes to fighting terrorism.

P.L. Bakhshi, Delhi

II

The statement made by Manmohan Singh at Sharm-el-Sheikh, which separates talks on terrorism from the composite dialogue process between India and Pakistan, has taken the pressure off Pakistan to deal with terror groups on its soil. Just because our nation lacks a strong Opposition, it doesn’t give the Congress government the right to take decisions that go against the national interest.

Lalit Ambardar, Delhi

III

Pakistan has every reason to be happy after the prime ministers’ meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh because by de-linking terrorism from the dialogue process between the two nations, India has given Pakistan the upper hand.

J.L. Ganjoo, Delhi

No one’s the winner here

This is with reference to the report UP Cong chief’s remarks spark caste battle (July 17). The derogatory remark made by Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi against Chief Minister Mayawati has embarrassed not just Dalits, but women in general. The statement, and its politicisation by both the Congress party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, has shown how real matters can be buried by ineffectual debates. The spat has neither benefited anyone nor has it addressed the issue of increasing crimes against women in UP.

Neetu Banga, Delhi

Utilisation is the keyword

This is with reference to Lalita Panicker’s article We really need some intensive care (July 14). The reason for bad healthcare facilities in India is mismanagement of resources. A lack of proper implementation of policies worsens the matter. There is no dearth of funds with the states. The best way to utilise them is to rope in NGOs and social groups and tap their manpower and skills.

Vinay Kumar, via email