Expectation Centre to recognise Taekwondo National Sports Federation: Delhi HC | More Sports News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed the Indian Taekwondo Federation executive committee to conduct fresh elections, saying it expects the centre to take swift steps to recognise a suitable federation as the sport’s national sports federation thereafter.
Judge Rekha Palli noted that there is currently no national taekwondo sports federation and believes that the sport is suffering and true taekwondo athletes have no chance to represent the country.
After hearing petitions from two taekwondo athletes, the judge appointed a retired high court judge as court commissioner and electoral officer to hold the elections for the executive committee of the Indian Taekwondo Federation, and ordered that the elections should preferably be held within two months.
“It is clear that the taekwondo sport in the country is suffering and there is no chance for real taekwondo players to represent the country. Therefore, it is in the sport’s interest to direct the holding of new taekwondo elections to the executive committee of the Indian Taekwondo Federation to enable the Indian federation to quickly Take steps to recognize the appropriate federation as the national sports federation for the sport of taekwondo,” the court said in its April 28 order.
“Once elections for the Indian Taekwondo Federation are held under the order, the first respondent is expected to take swift steps to identify the appropriate federation as the national sports federation for the sport of taekwondo,” it added.
The court also said that in order to safeguard the interests of athletes, it is necessary to issue an order to ensure that athletes who represent the country in international taekwondo events are selected before then, and directed the Sports Authority of India to “timely select” the “three well-known names” mentioned in the consultation order. player”.
The court noted that there is no national taekwondo sports federation and the Indian Taekwondo Association – an unregistered body that claims to be recognized by the world taekwondo – has been selecting players mainly for different international events.
While petitioners claim that Indian taekwondo is “wrong to try to select players,” the allegation has been denied by the agency.
The court ordered Rs 500,000 to be paid to the Commissioner and Electoral Officer of the Court in addition to secretarial fees as an honorarium and the process will be conducted under the Electoral College.
The court said that the World Taekwondo Association is expected to take into account the instructions issued in the order while inviting Indian athletes/teams to international competitions.

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