Comments on: Madrasas catch the cricket bug http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sanat Sur http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/comment-page-1/#comment-248 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:34:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/#comment-248 As an Indian I’ve heard a lot about these games and sports in Pakistan but ultimately things boil down to nothingness. Its a pleasure to know that Pakistanis are desperately trying to break the religious fetters and come out in the open. But it is also disheartening to know that some mullah or someone will choke their voice. Nevetheless, hats off to them who are willing to discover the brave new world.

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/comment-page-1/#comment-247 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:32:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/#comment-247 From reading the various articles in the media it sounds like the Red Mosque, and some of the madrasas would be similar to the ‘Lord of the Flies’ story. Only self serving, arrogantly ingnorant, religion ‘basher’s would say cricket was unislamic or a conspiracy against the seminaries. The only conspiracy is that the children taking part are actually learning that there is more to life than murder and mayhem. The religion bashers are slowly losing complete power over the children and of course it is going to upset them. What on earth had they been teaching in these madrasas if they weren’t even teaching the basics – maths and science? Oh, silly me, of course, I understand … murder and mayhem….. It is pleasing to know that there are actually some decent people still there to educate the children, and cricket is a good start. Good luck!

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By: sapna walia http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/comment-page-1/#comment-239 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:08:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/#comment-239 The article is very interesting and reveals a humane side of life in Pakistan. All we have been hearing about pakistan is violence and elections. This shows that real people live in Pakistan and also that the love for cricket in the sub continebt cannot be contained.

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By: Jacques http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/comment-page-1/#comment-224 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/04/13/madrasas-catch-the-cricket-bug/#comment-224 Better play with a ball than grenades or stones.

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