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Santhi to fight for justice

Ten years after she was stripped of a medal for failing a ‘gender test’ during the Doha Asian Games, former athlete Santhi Soundarrajan is set to file a human rights violation case against the authorities, including Athletics Federation of India and Indian Olympic Association.

Santhi to fight for justice
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Santhi, whose silver medal she won in 800m at the 2006 Asiad was taken off by the Olympic Council of Asia, has filed complaints at the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Human Rights and National Commission for Women. Gopi Shankar, head of NGO Srishti Madurai, said that Santhi is now planning to file a petition at either Madras High Court or the Supreme Court. AFI President Sumariwalla said federation cannot do much because Santhi was banned and medal stripped.

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