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Updated: June 3, 2010 23:37 IST

Balakrishnan is NHRC chairman

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The government on Thursday announced the appointment of the former Chief Justice of India, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, as the sixth chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He will take charge on Monday, it was officially stated here.

Justice Balakrishnan, 65, retired as CJI on May 12.

He was appointed a Supreme Court judge in 2000 and sworn in as CJI on January 14, 2007. The post of NHRC chairperson had been lying vacant for the past one year after the retirement of Justice Rajendra Babu. Since then, Justice G. P. Mathur had been acting as the commission's chairperson.

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hearty wishes to poormen's leader who can make some change in the life of underpriveleged group of the country including fishermen and farmers of the country.I still remember your contribution in Fishermen distress day at Nagercoil Kanyakumari. under NALSA

from:  Dr.Antony Raj P RESA kanyakumari
Posted on: Jun 11, 2010 at 12:53 IST

We wish Justice KG Balakrishnan all the best and hope to see meaningful changes happening in the field of human rights protection.

from:  Lawisgreek
Posted on: Jun 4, 2010 at 13:26 IST
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