Imphal, June 24,
A public meeting held today at the Manipur Press Club organised by the Proletarian Feminist Movement (POFM) has resolved to take the matter of the Khumukcham Sanjita doping case that disallows her from taking part in this year’s Asian Games further by forming a Joint Action Committee (JAC) that would be approaching the State Chief Minister Biren asking him to approach the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) authorities to clarify why a discrepancy has taken place in informing the international woman weightlifter from the state about the notification from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that provisionally disqualified from all IWF competitions her till she along with her officials appeared before the agency if they want the athlete’s controversial urine sample ‘A’ case to be re-investigated and a further ‘B’ sample to be analyzed.
‘Justice for Sanjita – A Public Discourse’ announced after deliberations on weightlifting in the state that has put a sportsperson like Kh. Sanjita in the dock without verification of the antecedents of her disqualification that various sports federations and associations, DESAM, two members each from the Socialist Women Organisation, Pokpham, Socialists Students Union and club members from the locality of the sportsperson would be meeting the chief minister soon as they were not satisfied with the assurances and regret shown by the prime minister and the chief minister in earlier meetings with them and would like the matter to be taken further to the Indian federation.
Among the speakers Sunil Elangbam, a weightlifting official from the state said that the Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) and Manipur Weightlifting Association would support Sanjita in the matter and also commented that appointments to sports bodies in the state should come under scrutiny. Another speaker Meghachandra lent support from the Manipur Olympic Federation. It was hoped that though Kh. Sanjita would not be participating in the Asian Games 2018, her case should be resolved before the next Olympics in Japan.