Justice Mishra last year had called PM Modi “internationally acclaimed visionary” and a “versatile genius, who thinks globally and acts locally”.
Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, a retired Supreme Court judge, on Wednesday took over as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Mishra had retired from the Apex court last year in September.
However, according to a report by PTI, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dissociating himself from process of selection of new chairperson and members of National Human Rights Commission.
Justice Mishra, in February last year, faced flack from the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) after he heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him an “internationally acclaimed visionary” and a “versatile genius, who thinks globally and acts locally”.
The former SC judge, while complimenting the PM and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for doing away with 1,500 obsolete laws, had said that India is a responsible and most friendly member of the international community under the “stewardship” of Modi.
The SCBA, expressing “deep sense of anguish and concern” over the statement, had said: “The SCBA believes that independence of the judiciary is basic structure of the Constitution and such independence (should) be preserved in letter and spirit.”
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