[Dr. Justice Arijit Pasayat]
Retired Supreme Court Judge.
Board member of Rally for Rivers. Isha Outreach has appointed an eminent Rally for Rivers board (constituted on November 8, 2017) to oversee the Cauvery Calling project.
A strong advocate for the conservation of the environment, Justice Pasayat regards safeguarding the environment to be a constitutional mandate. As someone who is sensitive to the relationship between man and nature, his views on commercial activities requiring engagement with nature are that they should be scientific and sustainable.
Justice Pasayat is well-known for being part of the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court that decided upon the constitutional validity of the reservation to “other backward classes” (OBCs) in national level institutions such as the IITs and the IIMs. He began his career in litigation in 1968, when he was enrolled to the bar as an advocate. Having served in the court of law for 23 years and as a judge in the Supreme Court for 8 years, Justice Pasayat retired in 2009 after delivering over 2500 reported judgments, a world record among all Supreme Courts in the world.
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