The Union Sports Ministry has requested the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to address the issues raised by Mr. J.B. Roy, the President of the Bengal Hockey Association, and the leader of the group urging early democratic elections to Hockey India, and Ms. Amrit Bose, Secretary of the dissolved Indian Women’s Hockey Federation.

This is consequent to the representations sent to the Prime Minister’s Office about the “Management of Hockey in India.”

Mr. Shankar Lal, Under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in a letter dated August 10, addressed to the IOA President has asked him to consider the issues raised by Mr. Roy and Ms. Bose in their representations to the Prime Minister.

Mr. Lal has also asked the IOA chief to respond to the issues and keep the government posted.

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