Arjuna Awards Controversy: Delhi High Court Accepts Manoj Kumar's Plea Against Discrimination

The Delhi High Court has set a new date for hearing Manoj Kumar's plea against discrimination. The case will now be heard on Thursday, August 28 and the court has asked the Sports Ministry to furnish records for all athletes recommended for the Arjuna Awards.

updated: August 26, 2014 21:50 IST
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Manoj Kumar' is a Commonwealth Games (2010) gold medal winning boxer who also has two bronze medals from Asian Championships.

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on boxer Manoj Kumar's plea challenging the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the coveted honour.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed the Sports Ministry to produce records on both the composition of the committee and the criteria used by the panel for choosing Arjuna awardees.

The court also asked the government to show the list of sportspersons selected for the award and the markings given to them during the selection procedure.

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