Swiss Squash Player Skips World Junior Championship due to Feel Unsafe in India

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New Delhi:A report in the New Indian Express states that Allinckx’s parents did not want her to come to India after reading reports about the number of crimes against women in the country. Pascal Bhurin, the Swiss coach, was quoted as saying in the report, “Ambre Allinckx is our top-ranked women’s player. She couldn’t make it because her parents did not want.It has been reported that teams from Iran, Australia and the United States of America have also expressed the concerns regarding the matter and that the players in the contingents have been advised to dress conservatively in order to keep a low profile. Most recently, 17 men were arrested in Chennai for raping an 11-year-old.A few days ago a global survey conducted by Canadian massmedia and information firm Thomson Reuters indicated that India “is the most dangerous country for women.The tournament is currently being played in Chennai. Youngsters from across the globe have come to participate in it. However, the contingent from Switzerland is a depleted as their top-ranked player Ambre Allinckx has boycotted the tournament for safety reasons.


But that India’s image is not very good overseas is pretty much clear. As per reports, teams from Iran, Australia and the United States of America have expressed the concerns regarding the matter. They have also advised their players to dress conservatively in order to keep a low profile.Andrew Shelley, the Chief Executive of the World Squash Federation (WSF), also spoke on the report. He, however, is confident on the security arrangements made by the organisers.“Of course the views and choice of every parent must be fully respected. However, there are over 250 players and officials from 28 countries, including a full squad from Switzerland,” he told the tournament’s official website.

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