Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today appointed former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission.
"The Governor today appointed Justice (retired) Bilal Nazki as Chairperson and Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal, District and Session Judge (retired) as Member of the J-K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) with effect from the date they assume charge of their offices," an official spokesman said.
Justice Nazki retired as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in November 2009 and was later appointed as the chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Bihar.
He also headed the committee set up by the Centre to review the functioning of the Haj Committee of India and its state units in 2013.
While the SHRC was without a chairperson since 2011, it became non-functional since June 2014 after the last of its members completed their term.