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NRAI to allow Pakistan shooters to participate in ISSF World Cup

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Published Feb 21, 2019, 9:23 am IST
Updated Feb 21, 2019, 10:50 am IST
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) Secretary General DV Seetharama Rao on Wednesday said when Pakistani shooters will come; they will allow them to participate in the upcoming Shooting World Cup. (Photo: AFP)
 National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) Secretary General DV Seetharama Rao on Wednesday said when Pakistani shooters will come; they will allow them to participate in the upcoming Shooting World Cup. (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) Secretary General DV Seetharama Rao on Wednesday said when Pakistani shooters will come; they will allow them to participate in the upcoming Shooting World Cup.

“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,” Rao told the reporters.

“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 personnel were killed in an attack orchestrated 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.

The ISSF World Cup Rifle Championship in Delhi, which began on Wednesday, will conclude on February 28.

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