Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury
|Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
2 May 2021
|Constituency||English Bazar, Malda|
|Chairperson of National Institute for Gender Justice|
|Chairman of Special Task Force (India) on Rape, Trafficking & Violence Against Women|
December 2012 – December 2013
|President of NGO Sudinalay|
|National Advisor of National Legal Services Authority of the Ministry of Law and Justice (India)|
|Born||1964/1965 (age 56–57)|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence||South Baluchar, Malda, West Bengal|
M.A, University of North Bengal
Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury, popularly known as Nirbhaya Didi, is an Indian politician and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party from West Bengal, India. She is also a social worker, women's rights activist and former journalist.
Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury hails from South Baluchar Battla in Malda district of West Bengal. She is a Post Graduate and did her Masters of Arts from North Bengal University in 1987. She is married to R. K. Mitra.
In 2004 she took part in the launching of the National Legal Literacy Mission. As of 2008 she served as national advisor of the National Legal Services Authority of the Ministry of Law and Justice. As of 2010 she was the president of the NGO Sudinalay.
Known as Nirbhaya Didi in Kolkata, she was involved with the process of rehabilitation of rape victims and providing toilets to women. She chaired the special task force on rape, trafficking and violence against women set up by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the 2012 Delhi gang rape. She resigned from this post in December 2013, amidst speculations that she could have run for parliament from the Malda seat as an All India Trinamool Congress candidate.
Chaudhury was named as the candidate of the All India Trinamool Congress in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general election. In 2019, Lok Sabha election, she contested from Maldaha Dakshin seat with a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. But lost to Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury by a very less margin.
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