On wednesday National Rifle Association of India Secretary General DV Seetharama Rao said when Pakistani shooters will appear; they will oblige them to participate in the forthcoming Shooting World Cup.
Rao told the reporters, “The information we have got from the Indian government is that their visa process is underway. When Pakistani shooters come, we will allow them to participate,”
“The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is facing an urgent situation as Pakistani athletes cannot get entry visas to participate in the competition, due to the terrorist attacks happened last days in India,” the statement issued by ISSF said.
Nearly 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a blast arranged by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
“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.
ISSF World Cup Rifle Championship in Delhi, which started earlier today, will conclude on February 28.