Plea To Make Sports A Fundamental Right Filed With The Supreme Court

Published on 22 Aug 2018 by Shivi

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond on a PIL filed by a law student to make sports a fundamental right.

A Bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao gave the government a four-week deadline to provide a reply to a petition filed by Kanishka Pandey of the NGO ‘Sports: A Way of Life’, represented by advocates Siddharth Dave and Rajiv Kumar Dubey.

The petition submitted that sports should be made a fundamental right under Article 21A (right to education).

It argued that academics and sports should go hand-in-hand so that a child would be better prepared to cope with the challenges and pressures of life in the modern world.

“Their confidence and patience level will also be strong through sports activities and competition involved in sports,” the petition said.

The petition asked the court to direct the government to bring in laws to promote sports, incorporating it into the Directives Principles and fundamental duties of the Constitution, and make it an integral part of the curriculum in schools.

The Bench issued a notice to the State governments, University Grants Commission, Union Human Resource Development Ministry, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Ministry of Finance, and Sports Authority of India.

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