Seema Kushwaha is an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. She fought the gang-rape and murder case of Nirbhaya, the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim.
Seema Kushwaha was born on Thursday, 2 October 1986 (age 33 years; as in 2019), in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. She has attained her MA LLB degree from the University of Delhi. She was training in a lower court upon completing her graduation when the heinous Nirbhaya Gang-Rape & Murder shook the nation. She took up Nirbhaya’s case in 2013 and fought it relentlessly for seven long years until execution of the convicts, she didn’t charge any fees for the case. She was successful in getting approved the death sentence for the four convicts from the Saket Court in 2013, the Delhi High Court in 2014, and then finally from the Supreme Court of India in 2020.
She embarked on her career by taking Nirbhaya’s case in 2013, until then she hadn’t fought any case in a court.
- Seema Kushwaha aspired to become an IAS officer and was even preparing for the UPSC exam before the 2012 Nirbhaya Gang-Rape and Murder Case.
- Prior to taking Nirbhaya’s case in 2013, Seema came out to the streets in Delhi and continuously participated in the protests seeking justice for Nirbhaya, in the wake of the monstrous crime.
- Seema Kushwaha is working as a Legal Advisor for “Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust,” an institute established by Nirbhaya’s parents, to help women who have experienced violence in finding shelter and legal assistance.
- The death warrant of convicts in the Nirbhaya Gang-Rape Case was revoked by judged three times, but they were eventually hanged till death at the Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 20 March 2020.
- Seema Kushwaha supported the Telangana Police in the encounter of accused, in 2019 gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in an encounter and reprimanded those who were criticizing the move.