Krishna Kumari Is Featured In BBC’s 100 Women of 2018!
Many Pakistani women have accomplished great things over the recent years in almost every field, they have done Pakistan proud with all their hard work.
Krishna Kumari Kohli, also known as Kishoo Bai, is a Pakistani politician who has been in the Senate since March 2018 and is the first female senator from the Hindu caste Dalit to have made it to BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women.
She’s been known to launch a campaign for women’s right and against bonded labour. Krishna is the first Hindu Dalit woman and the second Hindu woman to have been selected in the Senate.
It’s very rare to see someone, let alone a woman, from a marginalized community like the Hindu Dalit to have successfully won a seat the Senate.
This seems like a momentous change in the Pakistani politics, the social media at that time was very excited to see this, that even Jibran Nasir (a rights activist), tweeted: “Kudos to PPP for electing #KrishnaKohli…Our Parliament should have representatives of all religions, classes, and genders in pursuit of true democracy.”
After being enslaved in bonded labour for three years and having seen her family and herself taken into captivity in 1979, Krishna was able to join PPP to become a voice for those who are forced into bonded labour.
The Hindu lawmaker has become an extraordinary woman and because of all her efforts, she has been rewarded with a spot in the BBC’s 100 inspirational and influential women in 2018.
Her name has been mentioned next to powerful figures such as Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton for her work with the Clinton Foundation, to Syrian student, Nujeen Mustafa, who fled the Syrian War in her wheelchair and started a campaign for refugees with disabilities.
Pakistani women like these are a great source of admiration for our younger generations, we should learn that no matter how underprivileged we are or how many obstacles we face in our life, we can always change our situation through hard work and being brave.
Krishna Kumari has definitely helped in promoting a positive image of Pakistan.