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Muslim Pakistan Swears in First Hindu Female Senator from Untouchables

Islamic Pakistan has sworn in newly-elected members of its Senate, including the first female representative from the country’s marginalized minority Hindu community. Monday’s proceedings remained focused on Krishna Kumari from the so-called untouchables, or Dalit, which is at the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy still prevalent in Pakistan and neighboring India. Kumari, a 39-year-old human rights activists, is a member of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and...

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