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Justice Rajinder Sachar who led panel on condition of Muslims passes away

The Sachar Committee, constituted by then Congress-led central government, had submitted a report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2018 22:31 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Delhi high court,Rajinder Sachar,Sachar committee
A noted human rights activist, Rajinder Sachar (pictured) was the chief justice of Delhi high court from August 6, 1985, to December 22, 1985. (File Photo)

Former Delhi high court chief justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday in the national Capital 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 the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, a rights group.

First Published: Apr 20, 2018 14:21 IST