ISLAMIST nation Pakistan has appointed the country’s first ever Hindu female civil judge after she passed an examination for induction of judicial officers, the media reported on Tuesday. Suman Kumari hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot in Sindh province. She will serve in her native district, reports Dawn news. Kumari passed her LL.B. examination from Hyderabad and did her masters in law from Karachi’s Szabist University. (Picture above is about a marriage in a Sindh Hindu family). The Dawan quotes Kumari saying she fears that her community would not appreciate her decision to become a lawyer, but “I am confident my family will stand by me come what may”. Her father, Pawan Kumar Bodan says Suman wants to provide free legal assistance to the poor in Qambar-Shahdadkot.”Suman has opted for a challenging profession, but I am sure she will go places through hard work and honesty,” he said. Meanwhile, the population in Pakistan has gradually decreased due to a variety of reasons. The Hindu community now accounts for about 1.85 per cent of Pakistan’s population. Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla became the first Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s Senate. Last year, Krishna Kumari Kohli, a Hindu woman, became the first non-Muslim female to win a women reserved seat in Senate of Pakistan, says IANS.However, question remains whether fundamentalist forces will allow the declining Hindus live peacefully with dignity.