Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passed away

Indian lawyer and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passed away on Friday.

Sachar, 94, was admitted in Fortis Hospital two weeks ago where he was undergoing treatment.

Sachar was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from August 6, 1985, to December 22, 1985.

He chaired the Sachar Committee, commissioned in 2005 by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The committe highlighted the issues of Indian Muslims community on the grounds of social, economical and educational status. The Sachar Committee concluded that the conditions of Indian Muslims was below that of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Since his retirement, he had been associated with the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, a rights group.