Rajinder Sachar dies at 94: Former Delhi HC Chief Justice had chaired panel on condition of Muslims in India

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

IANS April 20, 2018 14:44:29 IST
Rajinder Sachar dies at 94: Former Delhi HC Chief Justice had chaired panel on condition of Muslims in India

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

"He was admitted to Fortis Hospital two weeks ago. He passed away around 12 pm," a family member said.

Rajinder Sachar dies at 94 Former Delhi HC Chief Justice had chaired panel on condition of Muslims in India

File image of Justice Rajinder Sachar. News18

Sachar, who was born on 22 December, 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 6 August, 1985, to 22 December, 1985.

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

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