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Yumi should get justice, says Rijiju

Union minister says will enquire about archer’s rejection from state dept

Itanagar, Sept 23 (UNI & MM Bureau): Union Law and Justice Minister and Arunachal West MP Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday archer Sorang Yumi, who was ignored by the Arunachal Pradesh Sports Department for the post of coach, should get justice.

To a question, Rijiju, who was in Itanagar to inaugurate the week-long Vanijya Utsav, said he was not aware of the details of the case and that it was a state matter.

“Sportspersons are precious for any state and country. If corruption has happened, then there should be inquiry… As a local MP, I have interest in state affairs. I will ask the sports minister about the incident. She should get justice,” he replied.

Earlier this month, the 24-year-old archer, who has over 20 national and international championships, had returned four state medals in protest against her rejection. She had alleged that the director of the Department of Sports, Tadar Appa, appointed his brother-in-law to the post of archery instructor without the latter having any credibility.

Thursday’s event was part of the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence — ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Taking to Twitter, Rijiju wrote: “‘Vanijya Utsav’ perfect platform to encourage the local artisans and farmers while the whole nation is celebrating #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.”

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