Published On: Wed, May 13th, 2015

Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as interim NHRC chief

New Delhi: Justice Cyriac Joseph was appointed on Monday as the interim chief of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) until the appointment of a new chairman.

Justice Cyriac Joseph was appointed on Monday as the interim chairman of the NHRC.

Justice Cyriac Joseph was appointed on Monday as the interim chairman of the NHRC.

Former NHRC chairman K G Balakrishnan had completed his tenure on Monday. He was the sixth NHRC chairman and the longest serving one.

Justice Balakrishnan had joined as NHRC chairperson on June 7, 2010 after his retirement as the Chief Justice of India.

During his tenure, Justice Balakrishnan was instrumental in charting out several new initiatives towards promotion and protection of human rights in the country and laid a lot of emphasis on increasing the

outreach of the commission to build awareness about human rights.

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