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  • Writer's pictureNiloy Subir Ghosh

Paralympian Shooter gets Early Hearing against Delhi HC divison bench over his Paralympics omission

Five-time3 Paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma had moved an application of early hearing before the Division Bench through his Advocates Satyam Singh Rajput and Amit Kumar Sharma against his arbitrarily non-selection in Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 by the Paralympic.

Advocates Satyam Singh Rajput and Amit Kumar Sharma further stated in the petition that It is pertinent to mention herein that on 03.08.2021 the Bench of Hon’ble Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Hon’ble Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Supreme Court disposed of the Special Leave Petition with liberty to approach the Division Bench of Hon’ble Delhi High Court with the request to take up the appeal expeditiously. If the matter is not adjudicated expeditiously then the applicant would suffer irreparable loss and injury.

In their petition, some important points which were brought on record were that It a 54-member Indian team for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics was on 12.08.2021 accorded a warm send-off by Sports Minister Anurag Kumar and the national governing body. The applicant can still go to the Tokyo Paralympics as a substitute shooter. The allowing of the applicant to go to the Tokyo Paralympics as a substitute shooter would augment and further enhance India's prospect of winning medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. The vast experience of the applicant will also serve the meaningful purpose of enhancing the morale of the Indian Contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics.

They further submitted that in case the captioned Letters Patent Appeal is not adjudicated earlier, the reliefs sought in the Petition would be rendered infructuous on account of the fact that the 16th Summer Paralympic Games are scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021. If the matter is not adjudicated earlier, then the applicant will not be able to participate in the said event despite him being eligible, and irreparable loss will be caused to him thereby.

The matter received an early hearing and would be heard by the Chief Justice's Division bench on 18th August 2021

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