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June 20, 2021
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Para-shooters in dire straits, SAI schedules meet to end abeyance

Indian para-shooters are left in a lurch as NRAI has struck off para-shooting from its curriculum. The National Rifle Association of India feels that it is the duty of the Paralympic Committee of India to look after it. Removing it from their curriculum last month, NRAI has deprived the para-shooters of any event including national and state championships. The shooters are in a complete fix with the Tokyo Paralympics scheduled next year.

“The para matches are deleted from the program of all shooting competitions including NSCC (National Shooting Championship),” wrote the NRAI on their website. During the governing body meeting on July 31, the NRAI decided that there is a separate organization which controls shooting activities, including a selection of teams for Para World Cups/Para World Cups/Para World Championship/Para Olympic Games.

Now, taking cognizance of the whole matter Sports Authority of India (SAI) has offered to help looking for a truce between the two parties. SAI has summoned representatives of both the sides to find a solution.

Photo: Deccan Chronicle

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