Mehbooba hails Pakistan for allowing minorities to play role in nation building

Mehbooba hails Pakistan for allowing minorities to play role in nation building
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Srinagar, Jan 29: Commenting over the appointment of Suman Kumari as Pakistan’s first Hindu woman judge, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said it was heartening to see Pakistan allowing its minorities to play a role in nation building.
“Heartening to see Pakistan allowing minorities to play a role in nation building. I hope this development allows them to revisit their blasphemy laws,” Mehbooba tweeted.
Kumari has become the first Hindu woman in Pakistan to be appointed as a civil judge, according to Pakistan media reports.
However, this is not the first time that a person from the Hindu community has been appointed as a judge.
The first judge from the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served as the acting chief justice for brief periods between 2005 and 2007.
Hindus make up nearly 2 per cent of Pakistan’s total population and Hinduism remains the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam.