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India, Sept. 9 -- For all the spectacular successes notched up by female athletes in recent years, a blip of shame reminds us how they, too, fall easy prey to sexual harassment, sadly by the mentors who groom them. Disgustingly enough, such incidents not only defeat the virtue of sports as one that overcomes barriers and fear but spoil the institution of guru and shishya and the inherent trust imbued by tradition, where the mentor finds his pride in the excellence of the student. The latest case to hit the headlines is the shameful abuse of authority by swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, who had been molesting a 15-year-old national junior gold medallist for over six months. Though he was sacked by the Goa Swimming Association (GSA) and late...
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