Olympian Aslam Sher Khan has sought the intervention of sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju after claiming that his ministry ‘is amending the sports code’ in a manner that may make officers maintain ‘posts which are declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Hon’ble High Court.’
Khan despatched the letter to Rijiju on Monday, simply days earlier than the Delhi High Court hears his plea wherein he alleged that Hockey India had created posts in violation of the Sports Code.
In August, the Delhi High Court requested the sports activities ministry and Hockey India for his or her stand on Khan’s plea. A member of the Indian workforce that gained the 1975 Hockey World Cup, Khan alleged that Hockey India had violated the nationwide sports activities code by creating posts like ‘life member’, ‘life president’ and ‘CEO’, which aren’t permitted beneath the principles. He had additionally filed a grievance with the sports activities ministry in July.
The petition within the Delhi High Court, filed by way of advocate Vanshdeep Dalmia, additionally sought quashing of the appointments of Narinder Batra and Elena Norman because the hockey federation’s life member and CEO respectively.
Khan, in his letter to Rijiju, cited the examples of different federations, like tennis and kho kho, that had abolished the publish of life president after the sports activities ministry raised objections.
Khan wrote: “Other NSFs like tennis and kho kho have also been told to demit office due to the creation of such posts like ‘life member’ and ‘life president.’ Now I have been told that the MOYS is amending its Sports Code in order to make Mr Narender Batra eligible to hold such posts which are already declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Hon’ble High Court.”
He went on to hunt Rijiju’s intervention within the difficulty. “I request your good office to intervene in this matter so that no such illegalities are committed in order to favour one person like Mr Narender Batra. The next date of the matter is on 28.11.2020.”