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Kuldeep Sengar (L) and M.J. Akbar (R)

Sengar, Akbar, Tejpal: Hearings in these cases less about justice, more about victim shaming

Supreme Court outlawed two-finger test in 2013 but that's been replaced by "indecent and scandalous" questions posed to the victim in Tarun Tejpal's case.
MeToo

One year after India’s big #MeToo wave, a reality check

October 2018 was a watershed in India’s fight for gender justice, with survivors of sexual abuse calling out powerful men. The question is what next.
File photo of Priya Ramani | Twitter: ANI

‘My tweets were the truth, will give evidence’, says Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Journalist Priya Ramani, who alleged sexual harassment by editor M.J. Akbar, appeared before a Delhi court Friday in the defamation case filed by him.
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No one mentioned sexual harassment ever: Two more ex-colleagues defend MJ Akbar

Witnesses Tapan Chaki and Sunil Gujral cross-examined. Next hearing on 2 August.
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No substance in sexual harassment allegations: Ex-colleague defends MJ Akbar in court

Columnist Veenu Sandal, who had worked with Akbar in The Asian Age, said none of her colleagues indicated distress to her regarding his behaviour.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

MJ Akbar gets cross-examined in Priya Ramani case, denies every detail she recounted

Journalist Priya Ramani had accused former junior foreign minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment. He then filed a criminal defamation case against her.
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When MJ Akbar says ‘I don’t remember’, he mocks the trauma of sexual abuse survivors

It is cruel to place the responsibility of assault, suffering, healing and reclaiming their story with ‘perfection’ on just the survivor.
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‘I don’t remember’: MJ Akbar says of ‘meetings’ with Priya Ramani, at defamation hearing

MJ Akbar was cross-examined by journalist Priya Ramani's lawyer Saturday over his defamation suit, amid much drama.
Priya Ramani outside Patiala House Court | Suraj Singh Bisht / ThePrint

Defamation charges framed against journalist Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Former minister MJ Akbar filed a private criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexual misconduct last year.
Priya Ramani outside Patiala House Court | Suraj Singh Bisht / ThePrint

Journalist Priya Ramani granted bail in criminal defamation case by M.J. Akbar

Delhi court grants bail to Priya Ramani on a surety bond of Rs 10,000. Ramani also files plea for permanent exemption from personally appearing in the case.

On Camera

Kota

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.

Defence

Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.