The Delhi high court has issued a show-cause notice to the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on a petition filed by paralympians Naresh Kumar Sharma and Farman Basha, who were part of the 10-member contingent to the London Paralympic Games 2012.
The petition has been filed on the ground that there was grave mismanagement on the part of the PCI, which resulted in the harassment of athletes. The court has also sent notices to the sports ministry and the Sports authority of India.
Sharma, a polio-afflicted shooter, and powerlifter Basha faced problems during the Games because of which their four years of hard work went waste. “We want compensation for that and strict action against the PCI management,” said Sharma. The next date of hearing is April 15, 2013.
The petition, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, states that, “The petitioners' fundamental rights have been violated and the petitioners who were expected to perform to the best of their abilities were made to run from pillar to post for no fault of theirs, ultimately leading to a miserable situation.”