Krishna Kumari Kohli—the first Hindu Dalit politician of Pakistan has been listed among the 100 most inspiring and influential women throughout the world in the list of BBC for 2018.
The BBC list of 100 women comprises of women from more than sixty nations aged between fifteen and ninety-four.
The Pakistani senator is on the number forty-eighth position in the list.
Krishna Kumari Kohli is of forty years in age and is described by the British broadcaster as the women who was elected to the Pakistan Senate after she ran campaigns for women rights. As per the description of BBC, she was earlier bonded forcefully into labour for three years.
The lady has got political affiliations to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). She is the first ever senator to be elected from the low cast Hindu community.
Krishna Kohli has her origins from the Nagarparkar village in Thar of the province Sindh. She was born to an underprivileged family in the year 1979.
She and her family members were captured and were forced to serve as labours for at least 3 years in a jail that was operated by some landlord when she was just a child.
Krishna joined PPP as a social activist and participated actively for the rights of side-lined communities of Thar.
She got married at a young age of 16 when she was in the 9th grade. Her husband—Lalchand proved supportive and helped her in continuing her studies. Later in 2013, she did her masters in sociology from the University of Sindh.
Krishna is also a human rights activist having a speciality in women’s rights, sexual harassment at workplace and bonded labour.