Former Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passes away

Rajinder Sachar, the former chief justice of the Delhi High Court and a noted human rights activist, passed away on Friday at the age of 94  

Photo courtesy: Twitter/shahid_siddiqui
Photo courtesy: Twitter/shahid_siddiqui

IANS

Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday at a private hospital, family members said.

"He was admitted in Fortis Hospital two weeks ago. He passed away at around 12 pm," a family member told IANS.

Sachar, who was born on December 22, 1923, chaired the Sachar Committee, constituted by then Congress-led central government, which submitted a report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India.

A noted human rights activist, Sachar was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from August 6, 1985, to December 22, 1985.

Since his retirement, he had been associated with human rights group, the People's Union for Civil Liberties.

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