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Stokes was the IWHF president from 1984 and had taken over as acting president of Hockey India when AK Mattoo resigned in the aftermath of the pay dispute leading up to the men's World Cup held in the Capital in February- March.
But with the IHF- IWHF merger, and the government and judiciary on its side, it will put more pressure on FIH to recognise the merged body.
IWHF secretary Amrit Bose said it was a " golden day" in the history of Indian hockey.
" We will have an official merger tomorrow," IWHF secretary Amrit Bose told M AIL T ODAY on Wednesday.
It also claimed that the Indian Women's Hockey Federation ( IWHF) had already merged with HI and hence, it was not possible for it to merge with IHF.
No society can use the name of the Union without the approval of the union government." He also denied that HI and IWHF ever merged.
A ministry statement, tabled in Parliament this week, showed that in 2009- 10, ' IHF/ ad hoc committee of IHF' received ` 1.81 crore and IWHF got ` 17 lakh even after they became non- existent.
" We are having joint meetings with IWHF and both bodies have also held separate meetings over the matter," Gill told M AIL T ODAY on Tuesday.
After its special general body meeting in the Capital on Saturday, which was also attended by a government observer, the IWHF secretary general Amrit Bose announced that the national championships would be held in August this year.
'' The High Court has authorised the IHF to run the game in the country and I am sure the same applies for the IWHF as well.
" It's a temporary phase and as I'm senior vicepresident, I have been chosen to take over till the elections are," Stokes, president of the erstwhile Indian Women's Hockey Federation ( IWHF), said.
Roy and secretary general of the superseded Indian Women's Hockey Federation ( IWHF) Amrit Bose met Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday and explained their viewpoint on the matter.
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