Supreme Court suggests Centre to make sports a fundamental right

first_imgKeeping in view the benefits and importance of sports in life, Kanishk Pandey, a worker of a sports- based NGO known as ‘Sports: A way of life’, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL).In the filed PIL, as represented by advocates Siddharth Dave and Rajiv Kumar Dubey, he asked the Supreme Court to consider Sports as a Fundamental Right under section 21A (Right to education).What are the Fundamental Rights? The Fundamental Rights are the basic human rights of all citizens, defined in Part III of the ConstitutionThese rights are applied throughout the nation irrespective of race, place of birth, religion, caste, creed or sexSome basic fundamental rights: Right to EqualityRight to FreedomRight to Freedom of ReligionCultural and Educational RightsRight to Constitutional RemediesAbout the petition:The petition puts forward the view that Sports and education go together and contribute to the overall development of a child.”Their confidence and patience level will also be strong through sports activities and competition involved in sports,” the petition said.The petition has also requested the court to instruct the government to promote and organize sports and also to make it a part of the school curriculum.Action by the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to revert within the period of four weeks.The Court has also 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 regarding the same matter.advertisementRead: No change in exam system for JEE Advanced, decides 52nd council meeting of IITsAlso read: Delhi govt warns schools about recognition loss, principals to face action for compromising on ‘student safety’last_img