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MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani not proved — What court said in its verdict

Delhi court said it was shameful that crimes against women take place in the country where epics Mahabharata & Ramayana were written around theme of respecting women. Read full judgment here:

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New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation complaint filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar over her allegations of sexual harassment against him.

The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ravindra Kumar Pandey accepted the contention of the accused that Akbar was not a man of stellar reputation.

In its verdict, the court said it took into consideration the systematic abuse of Ramani and her witness at the workplace.

Reacting to the judgment, Ramani said that it felt great to have one’s truth validated before court.

It feels amazing, truly does. I feel vindicated on behalf of all the women who have ever spoken out against sexual harassment at work place, she said.

Read the full judgment here:

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  1. Appreciate the judgement , at the same time as per law, Mr. Akbar was “Either Guilty or Not Guilty”. Now with the associated explanations of the honourable court, any female, just by establishing earlier association of even 20 years back, either at work place or domestic, can file harrassment complaint and the person will be subjected to public humiliation & court case, even if not guilty in reality. This can happen with the member of Judiciary also.

  2. While appreciating the judgement, I fail to understand that as per law, either Mr. Akbar was guilty or not guilty & if not guilty then how this entire explanation stands . With this judgment any female, just by establishing some previous associati

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