Delhi HC disposes of infructuous petition challenging Badminton Association election.


The Delhi High Court comprising a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar, disposed of a writ petition challenging the election to the Badminton Association of India for the year 2014 as it had rendered infructuous.

In the instant case, a writ petition was filed in the year 2014 challenging the election to the Badminton Association of India contending that it was unfair, arbitrary, without any rationale and against the rules and laws applicable to the Badminton Association of India. The then President Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta had expired in April 2017 and has been succeeded by Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma after fresh elections that were held in 2017.

The Delhi High Court disposing of the now infructuous petition observed,

“4. Judicial notice can be taken of the contribution made by the Badminton Association of India to the development of the sport of badminton wherein Indian players have achieved international accolades and laurel, that too repeatedly at every level in international tournaments. The pendency of this writ petition would certainly have an extremely demoralising effect on what is positive work already done and being undertaken by the respondent no.1/Association.

In any case, in our view, the prayers made in this writ petition have long been rendered infructuous. In view thereof, no orders are warranted and the writ petition is disposed of as such.”

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