Scripting history in the country where minorities have been under assault from the state as well as fundamentalist religious groups ever since its creation, Suman Kumari, has become Pakistan's first Hindu woman judge
Suman, who passed her LLB. examination from Hyderabad and did her masters in law from Karachi’s Szabist University will serve in her native district of Qambar-Shahdadkot.
Her father Pawan Kumar Bodan hailed his daughter's achievement and is sure about her ability to rise up the echelons of her profession. "Suman has opted for a challenging profession, but I am sure she will go places through hard work and honesty," he said.
He also said that she wants to provide free legal assistance to the poor in Qambar-Shahdadkot.
Bodan himself is an eye specialist while Suman’s elder sister is a software engineer and another sister is a chartered accountant.
Besides being a thorough professional, Suman also enjoys her music and is a fan of singers Lata Mangeshkar and Atif Aslam.
This is not the first time that a person from the Hindu community has been appointed as a judge. The first judge from the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served as the acting chief justice for brief periods between 2005 and 2007.
Hindus make up nearly 2 per cent of Pakistan's total population and Hinduism remains the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam.
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