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Delhi HC Admits M J Akbar's Appeal Against Acquittal Of Priya Ramani In Defamation Case

Delhi HC Admits M J Akbar's Appeal Against Acquittal Of Priya Ramani In Defamation Case

The court had said it was shameful that crimes against women are taking place in a country where mega epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana were written about respecting them.

13 January 2022
HC Notice To Journalist Ramani On MJ Akbar’s Appeal Against Her Acquittal In Defamation Case

HC Notice To Journalist Ramani On MJ Akbar’s Appeal Against Her Acquittal In Defamation Case

The case had been filed by Akbar over Ramani’s allegations of sexual harassment.

11 August 2021

Priya Ramani Verdict: Delhi HC To Hear MJ Akbar's Plea Against Ramani's Acquittal On April 5

The trial court had dismissed the complaint filed by Akbar, saying no charges were proved against Ramani.

Women Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Must Be Heard

Women Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Must Be Heard

Sexual abuse takes away dignity and self-confidence and sometimes a victim may not speak up for years due to the mental trauma, the Court observed.

24 February 2021

Court's Verdict On M J Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Is Empowering For Women: Ghazala Wahab

The judgement is definitely empowering for women who want to make complaints and go ahead and call out their oppressor, says Ghazala Wahab, Executive Editor,...

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17 February 2021
#MeToo| Delhi Court Acquits Journalist Priya Ramani In Defamation Case Filed By MJ Akbar

#MeToo| Delhi Court Acquits Journalist Priya Ramani In Defamation Case Filed By MJ Akbar

Former Union minister MJ Akbar had filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexually harassing her in 1994.


10 February 2021
Delhi Court Verdict In MJ Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Today

Delhi Court Verdict In MJ Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Today

Ramani had made an allegation of sexual misconduct against Akbar in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018.


13 December 2020
#MeToo: Final Hearing In MJ Akbar's Case Against Priya Ramani On Monday

#MeToo: Final Hearing In MJ Akbar's Case Against Priya Ramani On Monday

Akbar had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Ramani over allegations of sexual misconduct against him


25 November 2020
MJ Akbar, Journalist Priya Ramani Refuse Settlement In Defamation Case

MJ Akbar, Journalist Priya Ramani Refuse Settlement In Defamation Case

Senior advocate Geeta Luthra, appearing for Akbar, said that if Ramani was apologetic for her allegations, she would ask him to consider closing the complaint.


21 November 2020
#MeToo: Court Asks If MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani Can Agree On Settlement In Defamation Case

#MeToo: Court Asks If MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani Can Agree On Settlement In Defamation Case

Akbar had filed a defamation suit against Ramani for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct


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19 November 2020
Delhi HC Transfers Judge Hearing M J Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani

10 November 2020
Priya Ramani Made 'Defamatory' Statement Out Of Vengeance, MJ Akbar Tells Court

Priya Ramani Made 'Defamatory' Statement Out Of Vengeance, MJ Akbar Tells Court

In 2018, journalist Priya Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago.


13 October 2020
MeToo: Judge Seeks Transfer Of M J Akbar's Case Against Priya Ramani

MeToo: Judge Seeks Transfer Of M J Akbar's Case Against Priya Ramani

Former Union Minister M J Akbar had filed the criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani in March 2018.


06 November 2019
Can't Do Away With Nehru's Legacy: Ashok Gehlot Tells BJP On Reconstituting NMML Society

Can't Do Away With Nehru's Legacy: Ashok Gehlot Tells BJP On Reconstituting NMML Society

Former Union Minister M J Akbar has also been dropped from the reconstituted NMML Society.


04 May 2019
M J Akbar Gets Crossed Examined By Priya Ramani's Counsel In Defamation Case

M J Akbar Gets Crossed Examined By Priya Ramani's Counsel In Defamation Case

Akbar, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, said the allegations made by Ramani were 'malafide' and 'defamatory'.


10 April 2019
Priya Ramani Pleads Not Guilty In Defamation Case Filed By M J Akbar

Priya Ramani Pleads Not Guilty In Defamation Case Filed By M J Akbar

Ramani pleaded not guilty and claimed trial in the defamation charge which was filed by ex-Union minister M J Akbar.


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25 February 2019
#MeToo: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Priya Ramani In Defamation Case By MJ Akbar

#MeToo: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Priya Ramani In Defamation Case By MJ Akbar

Court has posted for hearing defamation case filed by M J Akbar, in which Priya Ramani was summoned as accused, on April 10.


29 January 2019
MJ Akbar Defamation Case: Priya Ramani Summoned By Delhi Court

MJ Akbar Defamation Case: Priya Ramani Summoned By Delhi Court

Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.


22 January 2019
M.J. Akbar Defamation Case: Court Reserves Order To Summon Journalist Priya Ramani As Accused

M.J. Akbar Defamation Case: Court Reserves Order To Summon Journalist Priya Ramani As Accused

M.J. Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on...


12 December 2018
MeToo: Former Union Minister M J Akbar Suspended From Editor's Guild

MeToo: Former Union Minister M J Akbar Suspended From Editor's Guild

The Editor's Guild has also suspended the membership of senior journalist Tarun Tejpal who is facing a trial in a rape case, besides writing to Gautam Adhikari...


07 December 2018
#MeToo Movement: Court Records Statements Of Two Witnesses In Defamation Complaint By M J Akbar

#MeToo Movement: Court Records Statements Of Two Witnesses In Defamation Complaint By M J Akbar

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17, had filed a private criminal defamation complaint in the court against Ramani after his name cropped up on...


17 November 2018
MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Feature In Editor's Guild Of India's Updated Members List

MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Feature In Editor's Guild Of India's Updated Members List

The guild had earlier directed Akbar to withdraw the defamation case he had filed against journalist Priya Ramani, who was one of the first women to openly...


12 November 2018
Ramani's Allegation Destroyed Akbar's Reputation, Former Woman Colleague Tells Delhi Court

Ramani's Allegation Destroyed Akbar's Reputation, Former Woman Colleague Tells Delhi Court

The journalist said that she has worked with Akbar for 20 years and had not heard anything "untoward" from the staff of the organisation where they worked...


03 November 2018
Relation Based On Coercion, Abuse Of Power Is Not Consensual: US-Based Journalist Counters MJ Akbar

Relation Based On Coercion, Abuse Of Power Is Not Consensual: US-Based Journalist Counters MJ Akbar

Former Union Minister M J Akbar on Friday denied allegations of rape by US-based journalist and said it was a "consensual relationship".


02 November 2018
'Relationship Was Consensual': M J Akbar Denies Rape Charges By US-Based Journalist

'Relationship Was Consensual': M J Akbar Denies Rape Charges By US-Based Journalist

Pallavi Gogoi, a US-based journalist on Thursday accused Akbar of raping her years ago when she worked with the Asian Age.


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