Govt to constitute Bihar state human rights commission

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Patna, Nov 21(UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a high level meeting for constituting the state human rights commission.

Mr Kumar, who has been authorised to nominate the chairperson and other members of the commission, discussed the required eligiblity of the chairman and other members of the commission in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Kumar said the state human rights commission was a high-level constitutional body and a retired chief justice of the high court would be nominated as chairperson of the commission, while one of its member would either be a retired judge or a district and sessions judge who had served for seven years, he stated. He added that, however, none of them would be a specialist from the field of human rights.

The meeting was attended by Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhry, State Legislative Council (Acting) Chairman Prof Arun Kumar, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Rabri Devi, Leader of the Opposition in the state Legislative Council Ghulam Gaus and Home secretary Afzal Amanullah.


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