SRINAGARA: Court has given an interim relief to those off-road drivers of the valley who were not allowed to participate in this event by restraining the event organizers to conduct this event on 7th of April. A civil suit was filed before the Court by the off road enthusiasts of the valley for not giving them a chance to participate in the event. Even the drivers who have proved their mettle in the past all events held by Government or any other private organizers in the valley were barred from this event.
"Concept of nurturing and promoting the culture of motorsport in our state has to be inclusive and not selective. There are outstanding drivers in our state who need an equal opportunity to compete and showcase their talent. We wonder how, on one hand a company claims to promote the culture of motorsport and on other restricts entries of true motorsport enthusiasts based on their own whims and fancies,” said Shadaab Sarwar and Kaiser Kawosa , Co-founders Kashmir Motorsport.
Kashmir Motorsport is an off road and adventure motorsport company which recently conducted "Snow Rover" in Gulmarg innaugurated by Mr. Khurshid Ganai Advisor to Governor of J&K, where entries were kept open and anybody from within and outside the state could have easily participated by simply following the registration process. "Mir Waseem Hanief President Motor Explorers Club which is an off roading club in valley expressed his deep concern related to the future of motor sports in the state. some black sheep want to ruin the future of our young and skilled motor enthusiasts of our state by creating a monopolistic and non competitive atmosphere," he said.
Sheikh Shabir President Extreme Off Road club which is known for its Charity drives and rescue programmes other than off roading expressed his views by thanking the court of justice for barring such events which are just profiteering stunts and not for the promotion of motorsports in valley. Nabeel Anwar Mir multiple times snow race winner and a continuous Champion of motorsports in Kashmir from past 3 years acknowledged the step and said that a sign of relief has come to the disappointed motor enthusiasts of the state.