FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA A.S. ANAND PASSED AWAY TODAY MORNING

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The Hush Post: Former Chief Justice of India, Justice Adarsh Sein Anand, passed away today morning. He was the Chief Justice of India for three years from October 10, 1998 to October 31, 2001. Justice Anand graduated from the then Jammu and Kashmir University. After completing his bar-at-law, he started practicing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He became an additional judge at the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at the age of 38. Justice Anand was confirmed as a permanent judge in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in 1976 and became the Chief Justice there in 1985. He was transferred to the Madras High Court four years later. In 1991, he was elevated as a Supreme Court judge.

He had written several books, including ‘The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir—its Development and Comments’. Justice Anand was awarded the Degree of Doctorate in Law (Honorary) by Lucknow University in 1996. Unanimously, he was elected the president of the International Institute of Human Rights Society in 1996. He was the first Indian to be honoured with a fellowship of the University College, London, in 1997. He took over as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission in February 2003.

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