Balaji Vijay Shankar And Anr. vs Ministry Of Youth Affairs And … on 9 July, 2018

1. The petitioners are accomplished in the field of equestrian
sports. They have filed the present petition, inter alia, impugning the
decision dated 27.06.2018 of the Selection Committee in rejecting
them for representing India in the events of „Show Jumping‟ in the
Asian Games, 2018, which are scheduled to be held in Jakarta,

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2. The petitioners claim that they had successfully qualified the
trials held at Luxembourg and their scores are better than some of the
sport persons selected by the Selection Committee of the Equestrian
Federation of India (hereafter „EFI‟).

3. EFI is the National Sports Federation for equestrian sports in
India. EFI had published the selection criteria for selecting sport
persons for various disciplines of equestrian events to be held at the
18th Asian Games (hereafter referred to as „the Selection Policy‟). The
petitioners claim that they applied to be selected in terms of the criteria
as set out in the Selection Policy and made it clear to EFI that they
would be undertaking the trials for their selection in the Show Jumping
Team, at Luxembourg. The petitioners also informed EFI that the
Luxembourgeoise Equestrian Federation (hereafter „the Luxembourg
Federation‟) would be organizing the said trials. The petitioners further
claim that they communicated the dates of their trials to EFI and at the
material time, EFI did not object to such trials at Luxembourg.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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