British Olympian Eilidh Doyle said Caster Semenya was treated more harshly than drug offenders by AFI.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju feels India's sportsperson's who represent the nation at international events should be respected in the same way as those who win medals.
74-year-old Bahadur Singh stepped down as the Indian athletics chief coach after 25 years after SAI denyied him a contract extension on the grounds of age restrictions.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said ensuring athletes safe return to training and competition and prevention of coronavirus outbreak will be the world body's main focus.
Athletics Federation of India nominated Neeraj Chopra for Khel Ratna while Dutee Chand, Arpinder Singh, Manjit Singh and PU Chitra were recommended for Arjuna Awards.
AFI recommended Neeraj Chopra as the only track and field athlete this year, after having being conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2018.
After two months of being confined to their rooms due to the coronavirus lockdown, Athletics Federation of India is aimingto make sure fitness and to avoid injury.
Athletics Federation of India gave Standard Operating Procedure for athletes to resume training at NIS Patiala and SAI Centre in Bengaluru.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju interacted with top track and field athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and sprinter Hima Das.
AFI also decided to defer its elections and extend the terms of its office-bearers until a physical meeting can be held.
The online seminar for track and field sport's technical Athletics Federation of India officials drew 911 participants from across South Asian Athletics Federation member nations.
AFI started interactive programme with as many as 93 out of the 130 Level 2 coaches having registered.
Sports Authority of India's initiative knowledge enhancement workshop for coaches has garnered plaudits from former athletes and coaches.
Murali Sreeshankar, who has not booked his spot at the Tokyo Olympics, said it will be a 'painful wait' for him to qualify for his maiden Games with coronavirus wreaking havoc on the global athletics calendar.
Athletics Federation of India is hoping that the coronavirus situation will improve in order to organise domestic competitions by September.
The Athletics Federation of India has asked India's athletes to advantage of the extra time they have got to prepare for the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Athletics Federation of India has decided to work a new calendar for the rest of the year amid suspensions due to coronavirus.
Indian Grand Prix was postponed by Athletics Federation of India after Sports Ministry asked national federations to cancel all sports events.
Athletics Federation of India said the first competition of Indian Grand Prix series will be held only for athletes part of national camps, due to coronavirus crisis.
Athletics Federation of India will go ahead with the Federation Cup National Senior Championships in Patiala from April 10-13.