March 27, 2009

Indian Premier League

PIL for the IPL

Kanishkaa Balachandran

It’s only natural for millions of Indians to feel upset about moving the IPL out of India, and it seemed only a matter of time before someone took action. Rather surprisingly, the All India Karate Federation was so irked by the move that they have gone to the extent of filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Rajasthan High Court. The petition, filed by its president Rameshwar Nirvan, said it was a national shame to shift the tournament and that it only exposes the incompetence of the government in providing security. It added that the general elections shouldn’t disrupt all other activities in the country. By taking the legal route, the karate men have shown they can use non-violent methods to fight for a cause.

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Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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