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Suman Pawan Bodani becomes Pakistan’s 1st Hindu woman judge

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jan 30, 2019, 5:40 am IST
Updated Jan 30, 2019, 5:40 am IST
“They cannot even afford to lodge cases. This is the reason behind my decision of joining law so I can bring justice to them.”
Suman Pawan Bodani
 Suman Pawan Bodani

Islamabad: In a first, Pakistan has appointed a female Hindu judge to the civil and judicial magistrate.

Suman Pawan Bodani who hails from Sindh’s Shahdadkot area stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge/judicial magistrate.

 

After completing her intermediate from her native town Shahdadkot, Bodani received her Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Hyderabad before moving to Karachi to pursue Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).

She then worked for Advocate Rasheed A Razvi’s firm. Ms Bodani said she belongs to an underdeveloped rural area of Sindh, where she has seen the poor struggling to cope with various challenges.

“They cannot even afford to lodge cases. This is the reason behind my decision of joining law so I can bring justice to them.”

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