Seema Samridhi

Seema Samridhi also known as Seema Samridhi Kushwaha (born 10 January 1982) is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India. She is known for being legal counsel of victim in 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case. Because of her long legal fighting, all the four adult convicts were executed by hanging at Tihar Jail on 20 March 2020.[1][2]

Seema Samridhi
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Born (1982-01-10) 10 January 1982 (age 39)
Alma materKanpur University, Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University
OfficeAdvocate

Early life and educationEdit

She was born in a small village Ugrapur, Gram Panchayat Bidhipur Block Mahewa Tehsil Chakarnagar in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh to Baladin Kushwaha and Ramkuanri Kushwaha. Her father, Baladin Kushwaha was Gram Pradhan of Bidhipur Gram Panchayat. She completed her graduation in LL.B. from Kanpur University in 2005. She also received Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2006 from Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University. After then, she did her M.A. in Political Science. She started legal practicing at the Supreme Court of India in 2014.[3][4]

Legal activismEdit

When Nirbhaya’s case came into light, she as a law trainee at that time participated in various protest demanding for justice. She officially became Nirbhaya’s lawyer in 2014 demanding capital punishment for all four adult convicts as soon as possible. On 24 January 2014, she joined Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust as a legal adviser. Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust is an institution founded by the victim’s parents to assist women who have experienced violence to find shelter and legal assistance. This was her first case. She pushed for Fast track court listing. Nevertheless, due to numerous review and curative petitions by convicts and slowness of the legal system, the case got delayed till finally, on 4 March 2020, a last death warrant was issued by court with the execution date as 20 March 2020 at 5:30 a.m. On 20 March 2020, at 5:30 a.m. IST, the four adult convicts were executed by hanging at Tihar Jail.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Advocate Seema Kushwaha Talks About Her Journey As Nirbhaya's Lawyer". femina.in.
  2. ^ "Nirbhya case-fighting-till-justice-is-served". asianage. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Meet Seema Samriddhi Kushwaha, Nirbhaya's Lawyer Who Fought For 7-Years To Prevail Justice". HerZindagi English. 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ ""Wanted To Make Them Pay": Nirbhaya's Lawyer Opens Up About Her Case". NDTV. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Nirbhaya case: Four Indian men executed for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder". 20 March 2020 – via www.bbc.com.

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