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Welcome to Karnataka State Human Rights Commission

The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has come into existence under Human Rights Protection Act, 1993, on 25/7/2007 and has its headquarters at Bengaluru.  Since its inception, the following have served the Commission as its Chairpersons and Members.

 1) Hon’ble Justice Dr. S.R. Nayak, Chief Justice (Retd.) High Court of Chattisgarh, Chairperson (from 25/7/2007 to 25/7/2012)

 2) Meera C. Saksena, I.A.S. (Retd.), Acting Chairperson (from 23/6/2014 to 20/11/2017)

 3) Shri B.Parathasarathi, I.A.S. (Retd.), Member (from 25/7/2017 to 02/3/2012)

 4) Shri R.H.Raddi, District Judge (Retd.), Member (from 28/7/2007 to 27/7/2012)

 5) Meera C.Saksena, I.A.S. (Retd), Member (from 21/11/2012 to 22/6/2014)

 6) Shri C.J. Hungund, District Judge (Retd.), Member (from 29/11/2012 to 28/11/2017)


Presently, the following are functioning as Chairman and Members:

 1) Hon’ble Shri Justice D.H.Waghela, Chief Justice (Retd.) Karnataka, Odisha and Mumbai High Courts – As Chairman (since 12/3/2018)

 2) Shri Rupak Kumar Dutta, I.P.S. Retired Director General and Inspector General of Police), Member (since 26/2/2018)

 3) Shri K.B.Changappa, Retired District and Sessions Judge, Member (since 19/2/2018)

For the last twelve years, the Commission is serving the general public of the State, by engaging itself in awakening and encouraging them as to the means of protecting human rights, protecting Human Rights of the general public, compensating those who have suffered violation of human rights and recommending departmental enquiry against the government officials who violate human rights or show negligence in preventing it.


Last Updated: 26-02-2020 04:32 PM Updated By: Admin

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