Krishna Kumari Kohli becomes first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to Senate of Pakistan
Krishna Kumari Kohli has become the first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to the Senate of Pakistan in March 2018 and chaired the session of the Upper House of Parliament on the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD-2019). She is known for her campaigns for women’s rights, against bonded labour, and against sexual harassment in the workplace. Her election to Senate represented a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Krishna belongs to the Kohli community from the remote village of Dhana Gam in Nagarparkar area of Sindh province where a sizeable number of Hindus live. Hence, Krishna became the first Hindu Dalit woman and the 2nd Hindu woman elected to the Senate after Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla.
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Topics: BBC 100 Women • Dalit • Hinduism in Pakistan • Kohli • Krishna Kohli • Krishna Kumari • Nagarparkar • Pakistani Hindus • Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla • Sindh • Subdivisions of Pakistan • Thari people
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