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N.H.R.C. Chairman, Chief Justice J.S. Verma, Retires

By P.T.I.

The Hindu, New Delhi, Jan. 17, 2003

After more than two years of an eventful tenure as chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (N.H.R.C.), Justice J.S. Verma demitted his office here today. Verma, a former Chief Justice of India, took over as the chief of N.H.R.C. on Nov. 4, 2000. During his tenure, he issued directives on crucial and important issues such as Gujarat, P.O.T.A. and cases of fake encounters. With Verma retiring, the five-member Commission is now left with only two members - Justice Sujata Manohar and Justice Virender Dayal. The other two members retired early last year.