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.
Akbar has challenged the trial court's February 17 order acquitting Ramani in the case on the ground that a woman has the right to put grievances before any platform of her choice even after decades.
Priya Ramani’s victory was hard won, not in the least due to her access to resources and a support system most survivors cannot dream to access.
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.
In a statement, the IWPC said it is delighted to welcome the court verdict declaring Ramani not guilty of defaming Akbar.
As of 2020, Hyderabad has 6,00,000 employees in the IT/ITES sector, working in more than 1,500 companies.
Judge says an abuser is like any other person who can also be well-respected in society.
Journalist Ghazala Wahab, who had recounted how Akbar sexually harassed her, said the judge understood the problems from a woman’s perspective.
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.
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.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey made the observation while throwing out a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar against Priya Ramani.
A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted journalist Ramani in Akbar's criminal defamation case against her over the allegations of sexual harassment.
Reacting to the judgment, Ramani said that it feels great to have your truth validated before court.
#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.
The glass ceiling will not prevent Indian women as a roadblock in advancement in society of equal opportunities, the Delhi court said.