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    Pakistan Elects First Female Hindu Senator

    In a milestone for the majority-Muslim country, Krishna Kumari Kolhi has become the first female Hindu senator in Pakistan’s history. Kolhi, 39, is a member of the Dalit caste, the lowest on the Hindu social ladder. She overcame working in fields as a child and forced marriage at 16 to earn a masters degree in sociology. After campaigning against forced conversions and child marriage, she’s promised to defend the rights of women and children during her six-year term as a representative of the Pakistan People’s Party.

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