Once lived in privately owned jail, today this Dalit-Hindu woman has been elected Senator in Pakistan

Krishna Kumar Kohli, Dalit Hindu Senator from Pakistan
Krishna Kumar Kohli, Dalit Hindu Senator from Pakistan.

The Hush Post: A Pakistani Hindu woman has been elected as a woman Senator in the Muslim state. Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Sindh province of Pakistan is the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator representing the Pakistan People’s Party. 39-year-old Kolhi from Thar is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led PPP. She was elected Senator on a minority seat from Sindh.
Her election is a milestone for the minority rights in Pakistan. Earlier, PPP had elected first Hindu woman named Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla as a senator.
Kolhi is from Nagarparkar district of Thar in Sindh.
Born to a poor farmer’s family, Jugno Kolhi, in 1979, Kolhi spent about three years in a private jail owned by the landlord in Umerkot. She was a grade III student when she lived under confinement.
Married to her husband Lalchand when she was just 16 and in standard 9, she pursued her studies after a gap and finally in 2013 did Masters in Sociology. She joined the PPP as a social worker-cum-activist.  Kolhi has also been participating and working towards the rights of the poor.
She belongs to a family of freedom fighter Rooplo Kolhi, who took on the invading British army in 1857. Subsequently, Rooplo was arrested and hanged by the British.

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