Hindustan Women Elected to Pakistan Senate
Hindustan Women elected as Pakistan senater, Krishna Kumari Kohli has become the first ever Hindu Dalit woman to get elected as a Senator in Pakistan, the muslim majority country.
Kumari Kohli, the 39-year old from Thar has been the member of the PPP(Pakistan People’s Party), which is led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. She has won the election from Sindh Province, as reported by Dawn news. This indicates that Pakistan is giving good importance to women and minority rights. Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla, the first Hindu woman got elected from the PPP prior to this.
Kohli belonged to a remote village of Thar in Sindh Province. She hailed from a poor peasant family and the complete family spent three years in private jail of the landlord of Kunri, Umerkot district. At that she was studying grade 3. She got married to Lalchand, when she was 16 years old and was studying 9th grade. Later, she did not lose her focus on academics and continued her studies. She completed masters in Sociology from Sindh University in 2013.
Along with her brother, she joined PPP as a social activist and elected as the chairman of Union Council Berano. She actively worked for the rights of the downtrodden people in Thar region. Earlier generations of Kohli has a great history to be remembered. Her grandfather participated in the freedom struggle against the British. He was hanged by the Bristish in 1858, after the first war of independence.