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World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was on Sunday sent to Dubai on the first flight from Melbourne after two weeks in a detention center in Australia. He had reached Australia with the dream of winning the tenth Australian Open title. Had he won this title, he would have surpassed Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to win 20 Grand Slam titles, but his tour was surrounded by controversies.
Djokovic entered Australia without getting the Kovid vaccine. This is a violation of Australia’s Kovid rules.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is anti-vaccine and entered Australia without getting the Kovid vaccine. This is a violation of Australia’s Kovid and Migration Rules.
Australia’s Tennis Federation had given permission to play
Djokovic, who was going to take part in the tournament in Victoria province, was allowed to play in the country by the provincial government and the Tennis Federation of Australia. But later Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s federal government canceled his visa. He was held at the federal government’s illegal migrant detention center. It is like a prison.
His visa was canceled by the Australian government. After which Djokovic challenged this decision in court.
Djokovic challenged the government’s decision in court. The court has said that the federal government has the authority to cancel the visa. This decision of the judges cannot be appealed. Djokovic has returned disappointed but the controversy that has arisen is not over yet.
Australian Open starting on Monday
The Australian Open starts on Monday and tennis’s biggest player has returned disappointed. The return from Australia is a major setback for Djokovic’s career. Under Australia’s strict visa rules, they will no longer get a visa for the next three years. But the government can give them relief if they want.
The Australian Open vaccine controversy, which started on Monday, has engulfed the world. In this, the Australian government has also been surrounded with Djokovic.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has not got the corona vaccine. Australia has canceled his visa on the argument that his presence could incite sentiments against the vaccine. The government of Australia’s Victoria province, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s federal government, the courts, the tennis federation and Djokovic himself are surrounded by Djokovic’s visa dispute.
Australian journalist said – it looks like politics is happening here
Christie Doran, a well-known sports journalist from Australia, says, “It looks like politics is happening here. The Australian government is looking at an opportunity to make itself strong. The government does not want to be seen as weak when it comes to the safety of its citizens. The coalition government has been known for its tough policy on border sovereignty and migration. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been the face of opposition to asylum seekers in Australia. Under Morrison’s government, Australia’s borders are closed to outsiders.”
In the Australian state of Victoria, you cannot enter a public place such as a restaurant or bar without a vaccine passport.
“The controversy over the deportation of tennis star Novak Djokovic comes at a time when a lot is happening in Australian politics. Morrison is seeking a second term. But he is trailing in the polls,” says Doran. He is embroiled in many controversies. There have been many incidents which have not been in his favor. Now Morrison and his ministers are trying to show the people of the country on the pretext of Novak Djokovic’s case that the people’s support for the government Health is first.”
Vaccine passport required
In Victoria, most people over the age of 12 have received the vaccine. Here one cannot go to a public place like a restaurant or bar without showing the vaccine passport. Doran says, “So if a person does not have a vaccine passport, then he will not be able to go to public places. His activities will also be limited to a great extent. I agree that Djokovic was not a big threat to people’s health.” “
90% of the population in Victoria has been vaccinated
There have been many demonstrations regarding Kovid in Victoria province, but most of the demonstrations took place when the vaccine was not available. There have also been some demonstrations during the lockdown in Victoria and Melbourne. But such demonstrations have not taken place in recent days because people in Victoria and Australia are getting vaccinated and so far 90 percent of the population has been vaccinated.
Doran says, “I don’t think Djokovic was a major threat to the citizens or society of Australia. The reaction of the general public has also changed. At first people thought Djokovic was wrong but now they understand that Australia’s The government is doing politics on the pretext of Djokovic. People are shocked at what is happening from both sides. No one is winning in this dispute.”
world’s strictest covid rules
In Australia, more than one lakh cases of Kovid infection are being reported daily for the last one week. The world’s strictest Kovid rules are in force here and common people strictly follow the Kovid rules.
Doran says, “Djokovic is a fantastic tennis player. He is a Grand Slam champion. But as a person he is not very well-liked in Australia. In December when he had Kovid, he was still giving interviews and people Were taking photos with them. People were angry about it.”
Australia’s image is also getting tarnished by the controversy
The Djokovic controversy is also linked to Australia’s international image. People feel that the image of Australia is also being tarnished by this controversy. “Djokovic posted an emoji on Twitter that portrayed Australia in a bad light. It made it seem like Australia doesn’t have a great record when it comes to border controls or refugees,” says Doran.
Australia’s image is also getting tarnished by all this controversy. Some people believe that the controversy that has taken place is unnecessary.
Many believe that the controversy surrounding Djokovic is unnecessary and that the Australian government has taken legal steps. On the other hand, Indian-origin journalist Jitarth Bhardwaj, who lives in Melbourne, believes that this is not a dispute about tennis or politics, but it is an issue related to the health of the common people.
The controversy is neither related to politics nor to tennis.
Jitarth says, “The Novak Djokovic controversy is being linked to politics. But it is neither related to politics nor tennis. It is related to Australia’s visa rules and vaccine rules. The Australian government in the last year and a half. It has been said many times that a person who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia cannot come to Australia without full vaccination.
Jitarth says, “Djokovic is against the vaccine and the kind of anti-vaccine sentiment he displays is a matter of concern for the government here. He has not got the vaccine and has openly said that he is against the vaccine. At present, more than 90 percent of people in Australia have been vaccinated.
Government wants to stop anti-vaxy sentiment
The government does not want anti-vaxy sentiment to spread in the country. A few days ago it was reported that Djokovic was playing with young children even after being infected with Kovid. The Australian government was not very happy with the image that Djokovic was creating. The Australian government took the decision to cancel his visa and this has now been upheld by the court as well.”
Justifying the government’s decision, Jitarth says, “A sovereign nation has decided that it does not want to allow any person to enter its borders and this dispute should end there.”