IMPHAL, October 3: Manipur students protested in front of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) office at New Delhi today against the injustice done to boxer Sarita Devi and the controversial decision of the juries.
A press release of the Manipur Students Association, Delhi said the dubious decision has not only crushed the moral spirit of Sarita but also dropped the hope and trust of the people in the authorities running sports.
The release from the student group further demanded actions against the judges officiating in the match.
Meanwhile, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Imphal Unit has also strongly condemned the juries`™ decision made against L Sarita Devi during her semi-final boxing bout in ongoing 17th Asian games in Incheon, South Korea, said a press release by ABVP.
It further urged the Chief Minister of Manipur and Union Minister of Sports to look into the matter seriously in the interest of sportspersons and the nation in general.
The act of injustice meted out to L Sarita Devi is quite condemnable and necessary measures must be taken up to prevent repeating of such things in future, stated ABVP in the press release.