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THIS COURT ALSO CONSIDERS THE PRESTIGE OF THE COUNTRY INVOLVED: HIGH COURT OF ODISHA

 

This particular decision is upheld by the High Court of Odisha through the division bench of Justice Biswanath Rath in the case of Lasyamayee Mohanta v. Union of India & Ors. (W.P.(C) No. 11906 of 2022)

FACTS

The writ petition was filed by Ms. Lasyamayee Mohanta, a Volleyball player from Odisha who was selected to represent Indian Under-18 Women’s Volleyball Team in the 14th Asian Women’s U-18 Volleyball Championship. There is a serious allegation that even though there is no dispute with regard to players but due to some disputes involving management of the Volleyball Federation of India pending at some other level, there is inaction on the part of authorities to send the team for the participation in the aforesaid competition, which is scheduled to be held between 06.06.2022 to 13.06.2022 at Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

In the petition, it was alleged that in spite of recommendation being made by O.P. 3 for sending the Indian Under -18 Women Volleyball Team, there is no decision taken and thus, there is serious prejudice to the players. It also expressed displeasure that the country may be deprived of its participation in the process.

JUDGEMENT

The court stated that Keeping in view the above and as this Court finds, there is no objection coming from O.Ps.1 & 2 as of now, further as this Court further finds, there is already a select list of the Under-18 Volleyball women contingents to represent India through the Volleyball Federation of India, vide Annexure-4, this Court is constraint to direct O.Ps.1 & 2 to make all necessary arrangements for moving of the contingency. Looking to the Schedule prepared by the President, Thailand Volleyball Association at Nakhon Pathom, the Organisation of the Event and communicated to the President, Volleyball Federation of India appearing at Annexure-5, this Court directs O.Ps.1 & 2 to make all arrangements for preparation and moving of the contingency prepared under Annexure-4 following the communication on the Schedule and the time frame in different aspect and also make necessary financial arrangements for them movement to participate in the 14th Asian Women’s U-18 Volleyball Championship including VISA facility, if any, by completing the entire exercise within three days from the date of communication of this order. In the meantime, O.P.3 is directed to keep the contingency selected list, vide Annexure-4 ready to proceed for their participation in the event.

JUDGMENT REVIEW BY NAISARGIKA MISHRA

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