A social media post that claims Seema Samridhi Kushwaha, the legal counsel who fought for Nirbhaya rape victim, is featured in the list of ‘world’s 6 most talented women’ is being widely shared. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Seema Samridhi Kushwaha, the legal counsel for Nirbhaya rape victim, is featured in the list of ‘world’s 6 most talented women’.
Fact: Seema Samridhi Kushwaha did not feature in any such list as claimed in the viral post. In fact, there is no such list released by any reputed institution or organisation. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Seema Samridhi Kushwaha successfully represented the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim in the Supreme court, which eventually led to the hanging of the four convicts. Although she gained prominence after representing the victims, she did not feature in any purported list of talented women, as claimed in the viral post.
Information available about her on internet does not mention anything in line with the claim. Had she been featured in any such global list, the media would have reported it and there would have been evidence on the internet, however, we could not find any such reports.
In fact, there no such list like ‘world’s most talented women’ released by any reputed institution or organisation. Every year, organizations like the TIME, BBC, Forbes, etc. release a list like ‘100 Women of the year’, ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women’, etc. highlighting the most influential women of that particular year, across different fields. However, Seema Samridhi Kushwaha was never featured in such lists.
To sum it up, Seema Samridhi, the Nirbhaya lawyer did not feature in any list of talented women.