The Forum for Judicial Accountability, which was in the forefront of the movement against the then Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, P.D. Dinakaran, has now turned its attention on the former Chief Justice of India, K.G. Balakrishnan.

The forum has urged Mr. Balakrishnan, who is Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to step down in the wake of allegations of corruption against his sons-in-law and brother.

Forum convener Pramila Nesargi said probity required the former Chief Justice of India to step down when his kin were under a cloud.

She said it was a matter of regret and pain that allegations were being levelled against a former head of the judiciary of the country.

She said the allegations could be inquired into impartially only if Mr. Balakrishnan stepped down.

The forum has also taken exception to the action of Supreme Court judge Gyan Sudha Mishra in categorising her daughters as liabilities.

It said children should never be labelled as liabilities and it was wrong on the part of the judge to have done so.

  • Balakrishnan is chairman of NHRC
  • Corruption charges have been levelled against his kin