JP’s Avinash Khanna all set to be appointed NHRC member

Posted on:08 Nov 2016 09:47:46
JP’s Avinash Khanna all set to be appointed NHRC member
08 November 2016 Current Affairs: JP Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna is all set to be appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with a high-level selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

The 55-year-old former Rajya Sabha member from Punjab and BJP in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir will perhaps be the first active politician to be appointed as a member of NHRC, which is headed by a former Chief Justice of India.

The four full-time members, as per the Act, should include a former judge of the Supreme Court, a former chief justice of a high court and two others "from amongst persons having knowledge of, or practical experience in, matters relating to human rights".

After his Lok Sabha constituency of Hoshiarpur became a reserved seat, Khanna did not contest the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Later, Punjabs Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government appointed him as a member of Punjab State Human Rights Commission. However, Khanna quit that post after about 13 months, when he was elected to Rajya Sabha.

BJP had also opposed the then UPA governments move to appoint former chief of National Investigation Agency S C Sinha as member of NHRC as he had allegedly pursued the terror cases against right-wing outfits.

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