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Protests against Pataudi's comment on hockey (1/22/2009)
--K. Arumugam
Protests against Pataudi's comment on hockey

Amritsar, Jan 20: Sarhad-e-Punjab Sports Club came out strongly against former test cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi for his recent comment on hockey. He advocated cricket as national game of India instead of hockey, in a television show. The Club organized a massive protest in front of Hall Gate on Tuesday. Around two hundred hockey lovers, including many from schools, colleges and universities, participated.

Some of the slogans written on the banner were striking, and is given below:

undefined Hockey Hamara Rashtriya Khel – Pataudi Kya Karega Fail

Sirf Hockey ko hi hai Rashtriya Kehl Hone Ka Adhikaar.

Hockey Hamari Jaan – Hamari Shaan.

Pataudi, Don't spread Lies, lie low

Hockey is Nation's Pride; Pataudi is Nation's Blind

Hail Hockey, Nail Pataudi

Hockey is India's Fame, Pataudi India's Shame.

Hockey is India's Game, Pataudi India's Shame

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The Club president Gurinder Singh Mattu castigated Pataudi’s irresponsible comment on hockey. Quoting Indian hockey's past achievement and its inherent potential to rise again to win the hearts of the people, he called upon the people to register their protest in whatsoever form they deemed fit.

Another speaker P.S Randhawa reminded the people that the Indian cricket team had to struggle for 20 years to win its first World Cup. Speakers remarked that there was a time when India was known for Hockey and Gandhi Ji. If the national anthem, the national flag and the national language cannot be replaced by any other song, flag and language then why must we think to replace our national game which is not only a game but the culture and heritage of India.

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Go to see punjab gold cup hockey with banners in your hands against pataudi .
by Dr Ravipal Ghuman on 1/25/2009 11:31:33 AM
go to see gold cup hockey at chandigarh with banners in your hands against pataudi .
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protest why only at Amritsar where are the other cities of india ! SHAME PATAUDI SHAME
by jeevan jyoti on 1/23/2009 8:12:42 AM
HOCKEY LOVERS OF INDIA ARE IN DEEP SLEEP .WAKE UP .WHAT PATAUD IS SAYING MAY BE A TEST CASE .OH HOCKEY LOVER !!BE SERIUS .TEACH A LESSON TO PATAUDI .WHERE ARE THE HOCKEY LOVERS OF DELHI PUNE MUMBAI CHANDIGARH HYDERABAAD .LEARN ALESSON FROM AMRITSAR .
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No way
by Soham Desai on 1/23/2009 12:35:24 AM
Cricket is not played for National pride in India. It is a business – where players are put on auction. I read in one of the site that a poor guy from a slum wants to play cricket for the country… Do you believe it? He just wants to earn money – as one is earning by becoming software engineer, Doctor, engineer. No game which is played for just money (not for national pride) can not become national game… No way
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