The Senate on Friday unanimously passed a resolution to express solidarity with Kashmiris in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, which will be observed across the country tomorrow (February 5), during a session that was chaired by a Hindu senator.
Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli chaired today’s session and was welcomed by the loud thumping of desks as she sat on the chair’s seat.
“A Hindu presiding [over] the Senate session on Kashmir in Pakistan. Chairman Senate [asked] our colleague Krishna Kumari Kohli to do the honour. In connection with #KashmirSolidarityDay, it’s a strong message going out depicting [the] difference between Pakistan and Hindustan,” Senator Faisal Javed Khan said on Twitter.
In her own tweet, Kohli said it was a “great honour”.
It is great honour i chaired senate session called to discuss the current situation in Indian illegally occupied Jamu and Kashmir on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity day.Thanks @SenatePakistan, Thanks chairman @BBhuttoZardari for giving me opportunity to be member of Senate Pakistan pic.twitter.com/TSNN8mS6yG
— Krishna Kumari (@KeshooBai) February 4, 2022
“It is great honour [that] I chaired the Senate session called to discuss the current situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day,” she said.
The senator, who was elected in 2018 to a reserved seat on a PPP ticket, thanked party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for giving her an opportunity to become a member of the upper house of Parliament.
Kohli became the first Hindu Dalit woman to be elected to the Senate in 2018. Prior to becoming a senator, she was an activist in a village in Nagarparkar.