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Aadhaar card mandatory for National tournaments, says Wrestling Federation

Aadhaar card mandatory for National tournaments, says Wrestling Federation

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Published: 14 March 2018 6:45 AM GMT
As recent as last month, 6 wrestlers were handed a ban by the Wrestling Federation of India on grounds of age fraud and fraudulent domicile certificates regarding the states they claimed to represent. To curb this, the WFI has decided to take on a new approach. The WFI has now made the Aadhaar card mandatory for all senior, junior, sub-junior and cadet tournaments. Amidst growing cries over the continued debate between Aadhaar and risks it poses to privacy, the WFI maintains that it considers this implementation a step in the right direction. 'Aadhaar has been made compulsory for all senior, junior and cadet categories in national and state-level wrestling championships to prevent fraudulent activities in the sport,' WFI secretary Vinod Tomar was quoted as saying by
The Times of India
. Not only age fraud, this move has been implemented keeping in mind the wide number of complaints against fake domicile certificates for grapplers who illegaly change their state domicile without obtaining a no objection certificate from their parent state. 'This (move) will weed out dishonest wrestlers who forge documents and commit age fraud. It will also prevent players from manufacturing documents to show illegitimate domicile. If anyone wants to play for another state other than his or her state, then that particular player has to obtain an NOC from the parent state,' Vinod Tomar was further quoted.
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