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NRAI President Raninder Singh in conversation with ANI
NRAI President Raninder Singh in conversation with ANI

Stopping visa process of Pak shooters not in our hands: NRAI President

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2019 22:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh on Thursday averred that stopping the visa process of Pakistan shooters for the Shooting World Cup is not in their hands.
“It is not in our hands to stop the visa process. It is for government and Olympic Committee to decide. We are waiting for the decision,” Raninder told ANI.
Earlier, NRAI Secretary General DV Seetharama Rao had said when Pakistan shooters will come; they will allow them to participate.
“The information we have got from the Indian government is that their visa process is underway. When Pakistan shooters come, we will allow them to participate,” Rao said.
Meanwhile, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) issued a statement on February 20, stating that they are facing an urgent situation as Pakistan athletes cannot get entry visas to participate in the competition due to the terrorist attacks carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pulwama in Kashmir on February 14, which killed as many as 40 CRPF personnel.
“The ISSF and the Organizing Committee of the competition are taking all efforts to solve the situation to avoid the discrimination of the Pakistani team. Besides that, the ISSF and the Organizing Committee are discussing the possible consequences for India as a host country for future international competitions, in all sports,” the statement said. (ANI)