Thursday, September 13, 2007

Parliamentary committee endorses NHRC nominations

The parliamentary special hearing committee has unanimously endorsed the names of the chairman and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The meeting of the parliamentary committee Wednesday morning completed the hearing on the NHRC nominations at its office in parliament secretariat.
The endorsed names will now be sent to the Prime Minister who appoints them.
Former chief justice Kedar Nath Upadhyaya has been proposed to head the NHRC while K.B Rokaya, Ram Nagina Singh, Lila Pathak and Gauri Pradhan have been proposed as members.
NHRC remained without top officials for more than one and half year after the then members resigned en masse under the pressure from the reinstated House of Representatives.

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