Days after Phulwama Attack, India is leaving no stone unturned to keep Pakistan on their knees for the damage they caused. Since the Attack, there has been some major decisions taken by the Indian Government. One of them was not to issue visas to Pakistani shooters- GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed for the Rapid-fire category going to be held in New Delhi this year. This event will serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to suspend all the decision With India regarding hosting of global Sporting events after the Pakistani Shooters were not issued visas for the world Cup in New Delhi.
The decision regarding the same was announced after hours after the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) President Valdimir Lisin announced that all the 16 Olympic quotas for the 2020 Olympic Games would be scrapped.
The reason for IOC coming behind India’s decision strongly, is India going against the Olympic Charter. According to Olympic Charter, “Equal treatment should be guaranteed for all participating candidates and sporting delegation as International Sports events, without any form of discriminations or political interference from the host country.”
As a result, IOC executive Board has decided to suspend all decisions with the Indian National Olympic Committee (NOC) and the government regarding hosting of International Sports in future until clear guarantee are obtained by the Indian Government to ensure the entry of participants in such events without any discrimination.
Hearing this, The Pakistan Shooting Federation requested ISSF not to offer quota places in events their shooters were taking part in.