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Activists endorse Justice Sachar's name for President

June 11, 2012 21:24 IST

A group of noted social activists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, advocates and retired army officials have come up with an online petition seeking support to endorse the name of retired Justice Rajinder Sachar for the post of President of India.

Personalities like Medha Patkar, Kuldip Nayyar, Yogendra Yadav, Mahesh Bhatt, Admiral L Ramdas, Seema Mustafa, Ram Puniyani, Swami Agnivesh, Sunilam, Kavita Srivastava, Advocate Ravi Kiran Jain and Sandeep Pandey have noted that Justice Sachar in his long record of public service has demonstrated tremendous faith in democratic politics, has been a great judge who stood by the people, championed the cause of civil liberties with PUCL and has an impeccable record of probity in public life.

"His masterstroke was the report on socio-economic status of the Muslim community in the country. At 89 years of age he exhibits a sharpness of intellect which cannot be matched by people much younger than him," a statement issued by the personalities said.

The petition is available online here (External Link)