Former Supreme Court judge, who praised PM Modi, takes charge as chairperson of National Human Rights Commission even as #ShameonArunMishra trends

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Former Supreme Court judge justice Arun Mishra, who famously praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday took charge as the new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, official. His appointment came amidst angry netizens trending #ShameonArunMishra on Twitter in protest.

Arun Mishra
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Arun Mishra has succeeded former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu, who relinquished the office in December 2020.

“Justice Arun Mishra today joined as the new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission. One panel member has also joined,” news agency PTI quoted sources as saying.

Arun Mishra had courted controversy when he publicly praised PM Modi even while serving as a Supreme Court judge in 2020. He had called Modi a ‘versatile genius’ and ‘visionary leader.’ The controversial former judge retired from the Supreme Court in September last year.

The news of Mishra’s appointment as the next chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission had triggered considerable backlash on the internet as angry Twitterati trended #ShameonArunMishra.







Earlier, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was made a Rajya Sabha MP immediately after he retired from his post.