A meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and it that will be chaired by Sonowal himself and attended by the members of Boxing India, Indian Olympic Association and some prominent sportspersons to pursue Sarita's case.

"We will be strongly pursuing Sarita Devi's matter internationally. I will be attending the meeting tomorrow, which will see the members of Boxing India, IOA and prominent sportspersons present there. We will try to get her ban lifted," said the minister on the sidelines of a function organised by United Nations Women, which aimed at raising awareness and gender equality.

He further added that the boxer must be allowed to play again.

"Sarita Devi should be allowed to play for the country," said Sonowal.

Asked about what action would be taken against those found guilty in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, the minister refused to comment calling the matter "sub-judice", a day after saying that the guilty would bepunished.

"The matter is sub-judice now. The matter is in the court and at this point, I should not be saying anything," said Sonowal.

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