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Report sought on tribal girls' ill-treatment

New Delhi, August, 1, 2013, PTI:

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday asked its women’s committee to find out what had happened in the reported humiliation of young tribal players of Jharkhand before they left for a tournament in Spain last month.

Eighteen girls from a village on the outskirts of Ranchi had on July 13 finished third in Gasteiz Cup, an Under-14 tournament, in Victoria Gasteiz in Spain.

The tribal girls were representing Yuwa India, an NGO founded by a 30-year-old American Franz Gastler.


They were reportedly humiliated, slapped and forced to sweep floors when they went to the Panchayat office to get birth certificates for their passport.

Patel said that the AIFF should not be drawn into the matter as the girls were preparing to take part in an tournament not approved by it but nonetheless has asked the women’s committee to find out the facts.

“It was a malicious campaign against the AIFF and it's totally baseless to bring the AIFF into this,” he said.

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