Daina Kumari
Daina Kumari Image Credit: Supplied

Islamabad: Hindu women hailing from Sindh province are setting example for their Muslim counterparts as they are excelling in various fields including politics, bureaucracy, education, medicine — and now judiciary.

Besides Suman Kumari of Qambar-Shahdadkot selected to the post of civil judge, Daina Kumari, 28, from Jacobabad District has also passed the same exam for civil judge-cum-judicial-magistrate and is all set to join the subordinate judiciary of the Sindh High Court.

According to the results of the exams held for the posts of Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrates announced recently on January 19, 2019 Daina Kumari took the 46th position.

Daughter of Lachman Das Kingrani, a local trader of electronic goods in Jacobabad, Daina has done her LLB from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur some five years ago. After practising law for three years, she was selected Inspector Legal in 2018. Then ranked 19th out of total 100 inspectors.

While talking to Gulf News here on Thursday, Diana said her two other sisters are also doing LLB and she is hopeful they, too, would get distinction in their studies.

Daina says Hindu girls are backward and have fewer opportunities than the Muslim women but still with hard work, devotion and above all support from family they can achieve success.

The only prerequisite for success is commitment and devotion. “I was the first female Inspector Legal belonging to Hindu community and my brother Suneel Kumar is the first Hindu male Inspector Legal from my district,” she said.

Daina also writes poetry and her book ‘Multi-dynamic Verses’ has already hit the bookstalls.

Being a judge is not easy. It is a challenging task, she says. But she is confident that with cooperation from colleagues and guidance from the senior judges and advocates she would delegate her duties with devotion and dedication.

Daina thinks she has enjoyed respect and affection not only from her senior colleagues but also from the local lawyers and has never faced any problem working with them.

“At school level and later at university there were a few problems but at the same time, I was lucky to have friends who always supported and stood by me whenever I was in their need.”

To a question, Daina says she regarded her uncle a retired judge, Karam Chand Kingrani, as a source of inspiration and a role model for her. At a personal level she is impressed by Barrister Shahida Latif the former minister and a women rights activist.

Local Hindu community is celebrating Daina’s selection as civil judge. Kapil Dev, a Hindu rights activist in his twitter message, has congratulated Daina on her selection and said “We are proud of you.”