GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.462
ANSWERED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Steps to Reverse Suspension of Boxer Sarita Devi
462. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government proposes to intervene with the International Boxing Association(AIBA) to reverse the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(SHRI SARBANANDA SONOWAL)
(a): The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is deeply concerned over the matter. It isconstantly pursuing the matter with Boxing India to ensure that a sympathetic decision in thecase of Sarita Devi is taken by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA).
(b) to (c): Secretary, Department of Sports had taken a meeting to discuss the matterrelating to lifting of suspension of Ms. Sarita Devi, Boxer, on 27th October 2014 in whichrepresentatives of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Boxing India, Sports Authority ofIndia were present. Ms.Sarita Devi has filed her reply to the notice of AIBA provisionallysuspending her. Boxing India is helping the player and coaches, provisionally suspended, in all respects, be it legally, psychologically etc.