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Pakistan elects first female Hindu Dalit senator

Krishna Kumari Kohli

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste in weekend polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of a general election in the Muslim-majority country. The surprise victory of opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli in the Senate election stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare success for a woman from a marginalised community at the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy. “I feel proud, I am thankful to Pakistan People’s Party that they nominated me,” Kohli said. “Kudos to PPP for electing #KrishnaKohli…. Our parliament should have…

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