Delhi HC Appoints Retired Justice Najmi Waziri As Chairman, Extraordinary General Meeting Of Equestrian Federation Of India
The EGM included modifications to the ECI calendar, funding and participation in the 19th Asian Games from September 23, hiring a PR agency, digitising old records, and addressing pending court cases
The Delhi High Court appointed Justice Najmi Waziri, a retired judge, as the Chairman for the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) which took place on Sunday.
The EGM included modifications to the ECI calendar, funding and participation in the 19th Asian Games from September 23, hiring a PR agency, digitising old records, and addressing pending court cases.
In a ruling on September 15, Justice Tara Vitasta Ganju specified that only the mentioned items can be discussed at the meeting. The court emphasised the urgency of addressing funding and participation matters related to the 19th Asian Games. Additionally, it instructed the EFI to appoint an interim PR agency for three months and mandated the prompt preparation and submission of EGM minutes, with all resolutions subject to the pending petition's outcome.
Justice Ganju issued this order while considering an application from the Rajasthan Equestrian Association, seeking to halt the EFI and the Union Government from conducting the EGM due to ongoing legal proceedings.
This application, initiated in 2019, alleged that the EFI violated the National Sports Development Code, 2011, by holding elections and extending voting rights to clubs and institutions. In April, a related bench issued directives for conducting elections within the EFI and appointed a former high court judge as the returning officer to ensure a democratically elected body, particularly given the imminent 19th Asian Games.
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