Rajindar Sachar, a legendary personality
who stood for rights of deprived sections
â€œVery sad to hear the demise of Justice Rajindar Sachar, a courageous jurist and prominent human rights defender in the countryâ€, said E M Abdul Rahiman, chairman of Empower India Foundation (EIF). He observed that Justice Sachar was a man of integrity and will be remembered for his uninterrupted fight for the rights of deprived sections.Â He has headed Prime Ministerâ€™s High-level Committee on Muslims and submitted a most comprehensive report popularly known as â€˜Sachar Committee Reportâ€™. No other report on the socio-economic condition of Muslims has been so widely discussed and thoroughly analysed at different levels
It was a privilege of EIF that he associated with us in the preparation of a long term vision-to-action document called India 2047, with his valuable thoughts and advices. It was our pleasure that the Project Document was released by him on 15 Aug 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
His death will be a great loss to all people working for a just society especially at a time when deprived sections are facing more severe social exclusions. E M Abdul Rahiman hoped the dreams cherished by Justice Sachar will be carried forward by numerous organisations and institutions that emerged as a post-Sachar development. He expressed deep condolences to the family and friends of Justice Sachar.
EM Abdul Rahiman
Empower India Foundation