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Supreme Court seeks response on plea challenging stay on WFI elections

New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Friday sought the response of the Centre and others on a plea by the ad-hoc committee constituted to run the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) difficult a keep imposed by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on holding elections to the wrestling physique.

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal issued discover to the Centre, Haryana Wrestling Affiliation, Haryana Olympic Affiliation and others whereas looking for their replies by 3 November.

The ad-hoc panel had moved the apex courtroom in opposition to the 25 September order of the excessive courtroom placing the elections on maintain.

The highest courtroom had on 29 August refused to intervene with the excessive courtroom’s order staying the WFI elections.

The event had come days after United World Wrestling, the worldwide governing physique for the game, suspended WFI for not conducting its elections on time.

The Indian Olympic Affiliation-appointed ad-hoc panel governing the WFI had initially scheduled the elections for six July however was pressured to reschedule it to 11 July after some disaffiliated state our bodies from Maharashtra, Haryana, Telangana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh approached it for a listening to, claiming their dismissal was not acceptable.

The panel heard the aggrieved representatives of the state our bodies however the polls couldn’t be held even on 11 July, with the Gauhati Excessive Court docket staying the elections after the Assam Wrestling Affiliation (AWA) sought the correct to take part within the ballot course of.

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