Shirimati Dero alias Vero Kolhi - unknown to the many, is challenging traditional political paradigms in Sindh. She has become a hope of local community and symbol of courage and women empowerment in Sindh. She is inspiring thousands of women, children and men, especially vulnerable section of Sindhi society, the Hindus.
Veero Kolhi has become the first Hindu woman contesting provincial general elections in the history of Pakistan. Veero is contesting as independent candidate against Sharjeel Momon of Pakistan Peoples Party and others at PS-50 Tandojam-Sindh. While submitting her papers in Election Commission she declared her wealth as two beds (Charpai), five mattresses (Rili), cooking pots - and 2,800 rupees savings.
Once herself bonded-laborer of a landlord in Sindh, Veero has been struggling for bonded-labourers and fighting against the landlords for labor rights. She may not win the elections but at least she has given a hope to her people and gained a huge public support across the province.
Today when we are celebrating International Labor Day – May 1, this brave lady is fighting alone for labor rights in Sindh!
Many political parties in Pakistan claims to be pro-poor and laborer – lets see which political party embrace Verro and takes her mission forward!