In historic first, a Hindu woman has been elected to the senate in Pakistan

A woman from Pakistan’s marginalised Hindu minority has been elected to the senate for the first time ever in an election over the weekend in which a Taliban-linked cleric was defeated.
Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of the caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and neighbouring India.
Lawmakers in national and four provincial assemblies on Saturday elected half of the 104-member Senate to six-…