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 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.
Can I still believe in judiciary??????#ShameonArunMishra
— ???????????????????????? ???????????????????? (@Naseem2901) June 2, 2021
— Rishabh Yadav (@Rishabh6906) June 2, 2021
People have lost Faith in EVMs but Arun Mishra, as a Judge, Rejected the demand for 100% Counting of VVPAT slips implemented to uphold this trust. Now the slips do come out, but they are Destroyed without Counting. Mishra has Greatly weakened Democracy…!!#ShameonArunMishra pic.twitter.com/PNnou26EiX
— Comrade Sandesh (@sandeshnisargan) June 2, 2021
Stop this . This is the face of a Guy who knows what he is doing is wrong but he has to feed himself , his wife and take care of his Family . He can’t stand against Tyrant … So he has just bend over .. Front and Back . pic.twitter.com/RLTtJEUZQU
— ???? (@iampratspanda) June 1, 2021
इस भ्रष्ट जातिवादी आदमी को ही सभी राजनीतिक मामलों की सुनवाई सौंपी गयी और इसने हमेशा विपक्षी नेताओं के ख़िलाफ़ फ़ैसलें दिए। ये अपनी योग्यता पर नहीं अपितु जाति और कोलिजियम के दम पर जज बनते है। https://t.co/ldpbG4st27
— Shakti Singh Yadav (@sshaktisinghydv) June 1, 2021
Earlier, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was made a Rajya Sabha MP immediately after he retired from his post.