World Karate Federation Provisionally De-Recognises Karate Association of India

New Delhi: The Karate Affiliation of India (KAI) has been provisionally de-recognised by the World Karate Federation with rapid impact for infighting and violating WKF’s statutes through the elections held final 12 months.

“This letter is to inform you that, further to the investigations and inquiry led by the commissioned members to review the status of the Karate Association of India (KAI), the WKF Executive Committee has decided to provisionally withdraw the recognition of KAI, of which you are the President, as of June 22 with immediate effect in accordance with the WKF Statutes,” WKF President Antonio Espinos knowledgeable KFI chief Hariprasad Pattanayak in a letter.

Upon the completion of KAI’s elections in January final 12 months, the office-bearers of KAI comprised of 15 folks, together with the president. Nonetheless, there are solely eight members left within the administration and the physique has no President, said WKF.

The world physique additional mentioned it was sad with the infighting throughout the KAI.

“The current management of KAI has lost its integrity and credibility. The current management is now paralysed with part of the management led by Likha Tara claiming that the office bearers are illegally elected, part of the management claiming control, and part of the management proposing to reinstate Bharat Sharma, as Vice President,” the letter learn.

“As a consequence, it doesn’t appear doable for KAI to resolve amicably the variations and points within the foreseeable future.

“As a substitute, the fee is satisfied that the interior battle will escalate, and the involvement of exterior our bodies is imminent, with potential interferences within the autonomy of the nationwide federation,” it added.

It ought to be famous that the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) had disaffiliated KAI in January 2020 for violating its structure and pointers.

The WKF additional knowledgeable that KAI will not be entitled to the rights reserved solely to WKF members, together with however not restricted to take part in WKF occasions, use the WKF brand and title and signify the WKF in India.

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