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Activist Chakrabarti in UK's Most Influential list

Last updated on: October 12, 2010 07:48 IST

Image: Shami Chakrabarti looks through the bars of a cage outside the Houses of Parliament as MPs debate the government's proposed anti-terror legislation in London
Photographs: Reuters

Indian-origin activist Shami Chakrabarti has grabbed a top spot on the list of Britain's Most Influential Women, just behind Queen Elizabeth II.

Chakrabarti, 41 is the director of Liberty, a British pressure group championing human rights and was placed fourth on the list compiled by the National Magazine Company, whose publications include Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping, reported BBC online.


Text: PTI

Harry Potter creator Rowling tops the list

Image: J K Rowling
Photographs: Reuters

The list was topped by 'Harry Potter' author J K Rowling and the ruling monarch was pushed to the third spot by former 'Spice Girl' Victoria Beckham who grabbed the second spot.

The pixy-haired Chakrabarti, who was born to Bengali parents living in London, was labeled, 'The most dangerous woman in Britain' by tabloids for her outspoken criticism of the Labour government's response to crime and terrorism.

Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss also make it to the top 10

Image: Supermodel Kate Moss
Photographs: Reuters

Meanwhile Rowling, who began writing the Hogwarts tale of young wizard Harry Potter as an unemployed single mother, grabbed the top spot.

'Girls Aloud' singer Cheryl Cole was fifth, while supermodel Kate Moss also made the top 10.