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WTF suspends Indian Federation

WTF suspends Indian Federation

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has aligned itself with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who suspended the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for not respecting the IOC Charter and the autonomy of the Olympic movement, and has decided to deprive the Indian Taekwondo Team from participating in all WTF sanctioned events until the IOA has been officially readmitted by the IOC.
Jean-Marie Ayer, Secretary General of the World Taekwondo Federation, declared that the decision had “immediate effect in compliance with Article 2 of the WTF Statutes”. Ayer exposed WTF’s reasons for such an important action: “The WTF takes our responsibility to the Olympic Movement very seriously and we are 100% committed to transparent governance at every level of our sport. We demand the same values of every single one of our MNAs and we are not afraid to take decisive steps to ensure that Taekwondo is associated with fair play and respect all over the world”.
The suspension of the Indian Taekwondo Team by the WTF was decreed after it was reported that a court in New Delhi, capital of India, had ordered corruption charges to be brought against Suresh Kalmadi, the former president of the Indian Olympic Association, and the organising committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were held in the Indian capital. Mr Kalmadi, Games secretary general Lalit Bhanot and 9 other members of the organization face charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy for presumably favouring Swiss Timing Omega in the tender for procuring timing and scoring equipment for the Games. A move that is said to have caused a loss of more than $18 million to the Indian government.
Mr Bhanot spent 11 months in custody last year on corruption charges linked to the event before he was released on bail. Mr Kalmadi, a sitting member of parliament who has also spent 9 months in prison, has also been charged with corruption in a case related to contracts at a 2009 event in London which marked the start of a baton race across Commonwealth countries. Both him and Bhanot deny all charges.
The Indian Olympic Association was itself suspended by the International Olympic Committee in December for its failure to respect the Olympic Charter, as the IOA decided to hold a non-recognised presidential election process, which was finally won by Abhay Singh Chautala, and approved a new Sports Code that imposes age and tenure limits on Indian sports officials.
It is reported that the WTF was concerned that Harish Kumar, the Taekwondo Federation of India president, supported Abhay Singh Chautala during IOA’s election process, which ended up being a clear challenge to the IOC.
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  1. Jimmy R. Jagtiani

    The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has taken the right step by suspending the parallel Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) head by the so-called president of the TFI. It may recalled in the year 1998 Harish Kumar manipulated the minutes of the General Body meeting of TFI and declared himself elected as President of TFI in collaboration with Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to gain votes.
    Following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspension imposed on the IOA, a complaint letter were sent to the (WTF) regarding the imposter of TFI, the WTF on 13th Dec 2012 take a prompted action and decided to suspend the parallel TFI with immediate effect.
    Since the guideline and the Code of Conduct of Government of India provided, all National Federation should be registered and recognized by the World Body. The Registrar of the Societies Registration Acts, Lucknow, declared Harish and his associates un-registered on 06.06.2012 and the WTF suspended the so-called TFI on 13th Dec 2012. Members of the registered Taekwondo Federation of India, Lucknow and Taekwondo Fraternities with 2.50 lakhs students all over India, requested the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take similar steps debarred the fake TFI from its organization so that Harish Kumar and others imposters do not dare flouted the banner of the genuine Taekwondo Federation of India, Lucknow. According to Grandmaster Jimmy R Jagtiani, father of Taekwondo in India.
    Visits the Hindu
    Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani
    Secretary General: TFI
    Founder & Father of Taekwondo in India

    • Jimmy R.. Jagtiani

      The Lucknow additional Chief Judicial Magistrate-VI on 30th Jan. 2013 issued a Non Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Harish Kumar, so-called President of TFI & others in a criminal case filed by Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Secretary General of TFI, Father & Founder of Taekwondo in India. Criminal proceeding are underway against Harish Kumar for inter alia having hijacked the Taekwondo Federation of India, TFI-Lucknow, illegally declared himself the President of Taekwondo Federation of India, manipulated a total captivation and captorization of the lawful activities of the Taekwondo Federation of India, Lucknow.
      Harish Kumar is also an accused in a criminal for duping the public money and misrepresenting that his bogus TFI is a genuine one conceived, take the law in his hands, using the name and banner of TFI, Lucknow, deliberately and intentionally avoiding and evading the NBW served on him, attempt to change the Original Constitution of the TFI-Lucknow at the special General Body Meeting of the fake TFI on 29th June 2013 at the IOA’s Bhawan.
      The Non Bailable Warrant of arresting Harish Kumar has been served twice and it has been evaded accordingly, the Commissioner of Police and the Vasant Kunj’s Thana (police station) have not execute the NBW against Harish Kumar till date. Law is Law, how long he can evaded.
      Accordingly to Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Secretary General: TFI, Father & Founder of Taekwondo in India.

  2. GOPAL CHANDRA ROY,6th dan black belt , international refree ,secy, odisha taekwondo association ,india

    NEW DELHI ,sept 5 2002 – the former director general of the national crime records bureau who had been booked under the conservation of foreign exchanges and prevention of smuggling activities act ( cofepose ) was arrested by the south west district police ,this afternoon . the suspect haris kumar ( an indian police service officer of 1977 batch & president of taekwondo federation )was arrested near sarojini nagar post office at around 3.30 pm .he had been evading arrest for over a year . he was arrested and sent to tihar jail , said the deputy commissioner of police , south – west district , mr tejender luthra

  3. Goutam Chowdhury

    Indian Taekwondo needs, one new Taekwondo platform (third power) and that should be clean and transparent. Last thirty five years Indian Taekwondo used as a money making tree, no ones bother for grass root level players and Organisers. We hope near future, World Taekwondo Federation taken some miraculous dicision.


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