MJ Akbar

Delhi HC to hear M J Akbar's plea against Ramani's acquittal in defamation case on April 5

Akbar has challenged the trial court's February 17 order acquitting Ramani in the case on grounds that a woman has the right to put grievances before any platform of her choice even after decades.

published on : 25th March 2021

Women's press bodies hail Priya Ramani's acquittal in MJ Akbar's defamation suit

The NWMI welcomed the court's recognition of the social stigma associated with allegations of sexual harassment through its acknowledgement of the impact of sexual abuse and harassment on its victims.

published on : 19th February 2021

Ramani's acquittal in defamation case vindication of women journalists: IWPC

In a statement, the IWPC said it is delighted to welcome the court verdict declaring Ramani not guilty of defaming Akbar.

published on : 18th February 2021

Telangana's IT sector looking the other way over workplace sexual harassment

As of 2020, Hyderabad has 6,00,000 employees in the IT/ITES sector, working in more than 1,500 companies.

published on : 18th February 2021

‘Woman has right to voice her grievance even after decades’ 

Judge says an abuser is like any other person who can also be well-respected in society.

published on : 18th February 2021

Women journalists who came out against Akbar hail ‘healing’ court order

Journalist Ghazala Wahab, who had recounted how Akbar sexually harassed her, said the judge understood the problems from a woman’s perspective.

published on : 18th February 2021

Verdict in Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar case to set precedent for similar incidents: Legal experts

Many women who spoke against their alleged sexual offenders have been taken to court, which according to these women, is a way of silencing them. 

published on : 18th February 2021

#MeToo movement: Activists feel Priya Ramani's acquittal in case will help others to speak up

The reason to be joyous, said Malhotra, was that a woman came forward and stood her ground against a powerful man even though there was immense pressure to withdraw.

published on : 18th February 2021

Priya Ramani case verdict will give more women courage to speak up against abuse: Activists

A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted journalist Ramani in Akbar's criminal defamation case against her over the allegations of sexual harassment.

published on : 17th February 2021

Richa, Taapsee, Chinmayi: Celebrities hail Priya Ramani's acquittal in MJ Akbar defamation case

Reacting to the judgment, Ramani said that it feels great to have your truth validated before court.

published on : 17th February 2021

#MeToo movement: Feel vindicated on behalf of women who spoke against sexual harassment, says Priya Ramani

Akbar had filed the complaint against Ramani on October 15, 2018, for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct decades ago when he was a journalist.

published on : 17th February 2021

#MeToo movement: Journalist Priya Ramani acquitted in criminal defamation case by MJ Akbar

The glass ceiling will not prevent Indian women as a roadblock in advancement in society of equal opportunities, the Delhi court said.

published on : 17th February 2021

MJ Akbar's defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani: Delhi court defers verdict to February 17

Akbar had filed the complaint against Ramani on October 15, 2018, for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct decades ago when he was a journalist.

published on : 10th February 2021

#MeToo: Delhi court verdict likely tomorrow in MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani

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

published on : 9th February 2021

Delhi court reserves for February 10 verdict in MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani

During the arguments, senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, said that Akbar should not get any relief as he chose to target Ramani to target other women.

published on : 1st February 2021
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