Wrestling and weightlifting federations set to be recognised by sports activities ministry

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The sports activities ministry on Saturday filed an affidavit within the Delhi High Court informing the court docket of its choice to offer recognition to wrestling and weightlifting federations. The Wrestling Federation of India and Indian Weightlifting Federation would be the first among the many 57 derecognized National Sports Federations to get their recognition back.

“It is submitted that the Answering Respondent has decided to renew the recognition of Indian Weightlifting Federation and Wrestling Federation of India for one year with effect from the date of issue of the proposed letters to be issued to the above two NSFs,” as per the affidavit filed by Raju Bagga, under-secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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It will come as an enormous aid for the NSFs that had been derecognized by the sports activities ministry in June as per course of the Delhi High Court. The withdrawal of recognition meant the federations had been unable to obtain govt grants or provoke any of their regular actions like organizing camps or hosting or taking part in tournaments.

The remaining NSFs will still have to attend for some further time earlier than they get their recognition back. The sports activities ministry can be totally screening their structure checking their compliance with the sports activities code earlier than informing them the High Court of its choice to acknowledge the federations.

The govt had granted 57 NSF’s provisional annual recognition until September 30. However, on the intervention of Delhi High Court, which is listening to a 2010 PIL filed by lawyer and sports activities activist Rahul Mehra on non-compliance of sports activities code by the NSFs, the govt needed to withdraw its round.

Unable to get a beneficial choice within the Delhi High Court, the sports activities ministry and the Indian Olympic Association moved the Supreme Court to get a keep on the t order. The Supreme Court stated the ministry doesn’t must take High Court permission to resume or grant annual recognition however intimate the court docket on what foundation the annual recognition was granted.

[Attribution HT.]

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