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SC stays order on carrom federation

The Supreme Court has ordered a stay on the operation of the judgement and order of the Division bench of the Delhi High Court, based on which the All India Carrom Federation (AICF) had regained the government recognition.

In the order dated January 4, Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud effected a stay.

“There shall be stay of operation of the judgement and order dated 25.8.2017 passed by the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi in Review Petition No.325/2017 in LPA No.407/2017.

“We may hasten to add that the writ Court shall proceed with the writ petition’’, the Supreme Court order stated. The writ petition filed by the Union Sports Ministry is scheduled to be heard by the Delhi High Court on January 24.

Interim order

Based on the interim order served by the Division bench, the Carrom Federation had conducted the National championship in Chennai from October 30 to November 3.

It had hosted the Indo-Maldives Test series in Chennai from December 2 to 5.

The Federation also completed the National sub-junior championship along with the Federation Cup in Mumbai from January 2 to 5.

All the preparations have already been done for the National junior championship to be held in Nagpur from January 28 to 31.

The secretary of the All India Carrom Federation, V.D. Narayan, when contacted in Mumbai, said that he would approach the Supreme court to ensure the smooth conduct of the National junior championship.

The Division bench of the Delhi High Court had given a detailed order, restoring the rights of the National carrom federation, as the poor man’s game had suffered a serious setback owing to the non-conduct of the National championships at different levels, affecting the career prospects of thousands of players across the country.

Original case

The original case was against the Union government which had unilaterally disaffiliated the carrom federation, questioning the conduct of the election in Guwahati in 2015, without giving it a chance to explain.

Subsequently, the Union government complied with the order of the division bench and had granted the recognition to the carrom federation to conduct its operations as desired, even as the writ petition stayed alive in the High Court.

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