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Ex-Meghalaya CJ to head Delhi rights panel

NEWDELHI: Two days after he retired as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Uma Nath Singh was appointed as the Chairperson of Delhi’s first State Human Rights Commission.
Singh had taken oath as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on March 19 last year. He demitted the Office on January 14.
“Delhi government has set up its first State Human Rights Commission with the selection of Justice (retired) Uma Nath Singh as its Chairperson and social activist Raj Mangal Prasad as member”,  a senior official said
The official said that there was no State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) for the last 22 years in the national capital.
“Justice Uma Nath Singh as Chairperson and social activist Raj Mangal as the member of the SHRC were unanimously selected by the Committee constituted for the State Human Rights Commission,” the official said.
Last year, Supreme Court had expressed concern over the fact that there was no State Human Rights Commission in Delhi since last 22 years and asked the government to set up the same within six months.
Uma Nath Singh had worked as Central Government Counsel to handle Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster case. Singh had practised in the Supreme Court of India for more than 19 years in all type of cases (PTI)

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