While playing badminton, is it a fault if the racket asses above net (doesn't touches it) in the follow through action?provided that it touches shuttle in my side itself.

I read in some blogs that it is not a fault, but I didn't find anything concrete. Can anyone point to official rules?

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Crossing the net with the racket after hitting it on your side is allowed, as laid out in §13.4.2 of the laws of badminton:

It shall be a fault, if in play, a player invades an opponent's court over the net with racket or person except that the striker may follow the shuttle over the net with the racket in the course of a stroke after the initial point of contact with the shuttle is on the striker’s side of the net;

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