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377. 

Name the bill passed in Lok Sabha, which states that besides Chief justice of India, a former Supreme Court judge can also be made the chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

[A]. Appointment of National Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
[B]. Protection of National Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
[C]. Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019
[D]. Appointment of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Lok Sabha passed protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019. According to the bill, besides a Chief justice of India, a former Supreme Court judge can also be made the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).The bill also proposes to enable any person to be the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) who has been a judge of a high court.The bill amends the protection of Human Rights Act 1993 to provide that a person who has been Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court will be the chairperson of the NHRC.

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