The Manipur State Committee of CPI (Marxist) expressed serious concern to the Anti-Doping test of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medalist Sanjita Chanu and condemn in the strongest term.
A statement by Kshetrimayum Santa, Secretary, Manipur State CPI-M said that the party feels that the alleged vindictive natures of the Indian Weightlifting Federation and International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medalist Sanjita Chanu are condemnable
The “administrative mistake” mentioned in the report of the IWF to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on the doping process of Sanjita Chanu’s urine sample which was collected on 17th November,2017 at Las Vegas, USA by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) highlighted the casualness and unprofessional practices in conducting the tests, Santa added in the statement.
It further said Miss Sanjita Chanu was a victim of the maladministration in conducting the doping tests by the concerned Agencies. Her fame was tarnished and she was in deep trauma after getting the unexpected report on May 15 this year on her doping test from the IWF. She ran from post to pillars to get justice, even to the state office of CPI (Marxist) and Chief Minister Office, Manipur. Her trauma was short lived as she believes that she is winning the battle against the injustice committed to her. She was encouraged by the media and people to fight till the end to get justice.
“Her case is a case of bold and bravery in the history of doping test in the country in particular. The Manipur unit of CPI (M) appeal to the authority of sports in the country to send Sanjita Chanu as a member of Indian weightlifting contingent to the 18th Asian Games 2018 to be held at Jakarta, the Capital city of Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018, to keep her name in the list of Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, to accord her due promotion as a distinguished sportsperson and a suitable award to compensate the unnecessary trauma she experienced. The party demand for constitution of an inquiry to look into the “unmistakable” mistake and to punish the culprits. And, the party appeal to the state government to arrange a suitable post for Sanjita Chanu in the state service to enable her to represent Manipur”, the statement further added.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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