‘Encouraging’: Suman Bodani Becomes Pakistan’s First Female Hindu Judge
Suman Pawan Bodani became the first Hindu Woman to be appointed a judge in Pakistan.
The newly-appointed judge, who belongs to Shahdadkot area in Sindh, stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate.
Suman Pawan Bodani becomes Pakistan’s 1st female judge belonging to the Hindu community. Via Pakistan Hindu Youth Council. Daughter of Dr. Pawan Podani, Suman belongs to Shahdadkot. She stood 54th in merit list for the appointment of Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate. pic.twitter.com/ofqgwSA6Kt
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) January 27, 2019
Suman Graduated from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law, and recently qualified Commission exam.
She is not the first person from the Hindu community to be appointed as a judge, however. Justice Rana Bhagwandas, a senior judge and former acting chief justice of Pakistan, was the first person from Hindu community to be appointed.
Also in March 2018, Krishna Kumari became the first Hindu Woman to be elected in Senate. She belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Bodani’s is being lauded on Twitter for her remarkable and historic achievement.
‘Congratulations. You can bring a whole new dimension to diversify work culture in Pakistan’
Congratulations Suman Pawan Bodani. 1st female judge from minority community.
You can bring a whole new dimension to diversify work culture in Pakistan.#WeneedDiversPakistan#Independecewithdignity https://t.co/B6f3KqEgGE
— Arif Yasin Chohan (@PlanSustain) January 28, 2019
— Dr. Roman Khan 🕊 (@romaancekhan) January 27, 2019
‘So good to read this’
So good to read this, congratulations Suman Pawan Bodani.
Diversity – Inclusion – Equity https://t.co/gClXTFNm92
— Faria Salman (@FariaSalman1) January 28, 2019
Hindus constitute 2 percent of Pakistan’s population and Hinduism is the second largest religion in the country.
Moreover, Pakistan is the fifth largest country home to the Hindu community. By 2050, it is expected to become the fourth largest country containing Hindu population.
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