“I must give something back to the game which has given me so much. Till now, I have been representing my country. Now, I have filed my nomination for the presidentship because I want to bring an athlete perspective. Its high time that athlete starts getting heard. Being an athlete, I know what they go through and what they need. I know the emotional, physical, financial ups and downs an athlete goes through, especially when federation becomes unstable and then gets suspended by the government,” Deepa told Republic TV in an exclusive interview at her Gurgaon residence today. Suman Ray COMMENT 1 year ago ‘Why not?,’ asks Paralympian Deepa Malik backing MS Dhoni over wearing the ‘Balidaan Badge’ on his glove, says ‘the only right for objection lies with the Army’ Session ID: 2020-09-09:c74d5ec232731a65a5dacf73 Player Element ID: video_player_5f584d2294734 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen “I have put my name out of the blue because I want stability and rule of law. There is no order and system. PCI got suspended many times. If the federation is suspended and the athletes are not even playing for India I think that becomes very crucial situation, it definitely hampers the morale of the athlete, the uncertainty that when will my entry go, will the government approve, will I get enough funding for myself to go and represent the country is all bad for the situation in the country. I think it is time to become a mainstream competitive sport and India is doing well, we have a lot of potentials.” Written By “I will my best shot once the dust settles down and tenure begins and if I am entrusted with this duty, an honest perspective for the athletes and I will ensure everything goes as per plan. I do not know what the result would be but it’s just an effort to make a statement that athlete needs to be heard now,” Deepa added.READ: National Sports Awards: Deepa Malik to Jadeja, full list of winnersREAD: Vince McMahon reportedly thinks some WWE stars are ‘Too Pro Wrestling’Ring for the top postExplaining the reason why she has put her in the ring for the top post, Deepa said, She has witnessed it, faced it and seen it all – the delays, the discriminations, and the apathy. Once a victim herself, Padmashree and Khel Ratna awardee Deepa Malik, now wants to change it all — and if she succeeds, it could well be a “payback time” for her ‘perpetrators.’ Filing her nomination for the post of Paralympic Committee of India president, Deepa now aims wants to bring about a fundamental change in the structure & functioning of the Paralympic Committee of India. The Sports Ministry had suspended PCI earlier this year for violating sports code and is due to hold fresh elections for the new tenure and the process for filing the nominations has begun. 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An independent expert on human rights has welcomed the recent completion of the electoral process in Haiti as “remarkable progress” while also urging the authorities to address the situation in prisons and to redouble efforts to help Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the 2010 massive earthquake.Gustavo Gallón, who has just completed an official mission to the country, praised “the transparency, professionalism and commitment of the Provisional Electoral Council, and the provisional government authorities in leading the elections.”Gallón said detention conditions in Haitian prisons are “extremely inhuman, cruel and degrading,” and that long pre-trial detention, which amounts to an average of 70 per cent at national level, is among the main causes of prison overcrowding, which reaches a rate of 358 per cent, equivalent to 1.43 square meters per prisoner.The United Nations said there are prisons where the situation is even worse, according to a study conducted in 2016.“It can be said that 91 per cent of all detainees in this prison who are awaiting trial are illegally or arbitrarily detained, which represents an increase of 23 per cent since 2014,” said Gallón , adding that the excessive level of overcrowding is also a factor, among others, that contributes to the high level of death in prison.“If the current trend continues, projections for the year 2017 can result in the death of 229 prisoners, an annual mortality rate of 21.8 per 1,000,” he said.Taking note of the establishment of a new Presidential Commission to assess the situation in prisons, Gallón appealed to the authorities to implement urgent actions aimed at the abolition of prolonged pre-trial detention in order to improve prison conditions and to respect the rights of people deprived of their liberty.