Suman Kumari, who hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot in Sindh province of Pakistan was appointed as the first Hindu woman judge of Pakistan.
Suman Kumari,who has graduated from the Hyderabad and later did her masters from Karachi’s Szabist University was appointed as a civil judge in her native province.
“I have entered the field of law because I know that in the backward areas of Sindh poor people need a lot of advice and assistance in legal matters,” she told PTI over telephone.
“My father and my family supported me a lot as in our community it is not easy for women to enter such fields,” she said.
Even though,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 of Pakistan 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.