GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.465
ANSWERED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Contesting Suspension of Boxer Sarita Devi
465. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state;
(a) the view of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on the suspension of boxer SaritaDevi by the International Boxing Association (AIBA);
(b) whether the IOA will seek to contest this suspension; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(SHRI SARBANANDA SONOWAL)
(a) to (c): Shri Adille Sumariwala, Chef de Mission for Indian contingent for IncheonAsian Games 2014, appointed by Indian Olympic Association (IOA), had taken up thematter of Ms. Laishram Sarita Devi, Boxer, with the Olympic Council of Asia. Further, Secretary, Department of Sports had taken a meeting on 27th October 2014 to discuss thematter relating to provisional suspension of Ms. Sarita Devi, in which representatives of IOA, Boxing India and Sports Authority of India were present. Ms. Sarita Devi has filedher reply to the notice of Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) provisionallysuspending her. Boxing India is helping the player and coaches, provisionally suspendedby AIBA, in all respects, be it legally, psychologically etc.