Pakistan has always been criticised for its unfair behaviour towards its minorities, especially Hindus. Country’s minorities have shrunk from a valid 30% to only 3%, showing how the country’s pluralistic society is under serious threat and people belonging to other than the ‘majority’ are being marginalised. In such a time of crisis, it is very important that they are granted their due representation in the state apparatus to make their presence felt.
We have taken some significant initiatives in the past year and especially the past General Elections have set a new pathway. From Ms Tanzeela Qambrani called herself the Nelson Mandela of Pakistan to stunning and resilient Krishna Kumari, a member of the PPP, became the first Hindu woman elected to the Senate and was also included in BBC’s Top 100 Women who influenced the world during the year 2018.
In a first, Pakistan has now appointed the first female judge from Hindu community. Suman Pawan Bodani, the daughter of Dr Pawan Podani, hails from Shahdadkot, Sindh. With her extraordinary record, she stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge/judicial magistrate.
The news was posted by Chairman Central Film Censor Board Daniyal Gillani.
”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” – he wrote on Twitter.
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
After the post, people started to show their love and support towards Suman for not only representing the country’s minorities but also being a strong female icon to follow. Here is what people had to say about it:
Congratulations and good luck.
Pakistan welcomes everyone, when you work hard then there is always reward at the end for it but don't work hard to be rewarded let others reward you, that's what you call real achievement.
— Syed Sajjad H.H. (@Syed_Sajjad) January 27, 2019
It's Dr Pawan Bodani , not Podani.
Proud Hindu of Pakistan . Stay blessed
— Engr.firstname.lastname@example.org E (@EngrSrd) January 27, 2019
Congratulations Suman.. waiting to see you soon in the city court.
— Syeda Bushra Aamir (@BushraAamir) January 27, 2019
Congradulations. Really a big news for women.
— Uswa e Zainab (@UswaeZainab3) January 27, 2019
A diverse Pakistan is a strong Pakistan
— State Ali (@stateali) January 27, 2019
News of the day.
One more step towards Quaid's Pakistan which have equal opportunity for minorities.
— Mahnoor minhas (@mahnoor_minhas) January 27, 2019
— Asim Khan (@AsimAKhan31) January 28, 2019
Congratulations to Suman for her achievement. Her achievement is the bedrock for success of several girls belongs to Rural areas of Pakistan. Congratulations to Dr. Pawan Podani for achievement of daughter's milestone
— Bilawal Sarwar (@BigBroBHA) January 27, 2019
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