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Delhi High Court issues notice to Priya Ramani on MJ Akbar's appeal in defamation case
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Delhi High Court issues notice to Priya Ramani on MJ Akbar's appeal in defamation case

Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice to Ramani in the appeal and listed it for further hearing on 13 January.

MJ Akbar files appeal against Priya Ramani's acquittal; Delhi HC says it will call for trial court records
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MJ Akbar files appeal against Priya Ramani's acquittal; Delhi HC says it will call for trial court records

Akbar's appeal against Ramani's acquittal has been listed for hearing on 11 August.

MJ Akbar moves Delhi HC against Priya Ramani's acquittal in defamation case; plea to be heard today
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MJ Akbar moves Delhi HC against Priya Ramani's acquittal in defamation case; plea to be heard today

Akbar has challenged the trial court's 17 February 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, lawyer Rebecca John recount challenges faced in 2-year-long defamation battle against MJ Akbar
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Priya Ramani, lawyer Rebecca John recount challenges faced in 2-year-long defamation battle against MJ Akbar

Senior journalist Namita Bhandare spoke to Priya Ramani and Rebecca John about the challenges of the recently-concluded trial and the implications of the court verdict

Amid landmark verdict in Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar case, incremental gains for survivors of sexual harassment
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Amid landmark verdict in Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar case, incremental gains for survivors of sexual harassment

In light of the euphoria surrounding Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar, and what many are hailing as a landmark judgment, it is perhaps important to take stock of exactly what the verdict in favour of Ramani has achieved.

What the outcome of MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case means for #MeToo movement in India
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What the outcome of MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case means for #MeToo movement in India

The Court's judgment, which stated that damage to the accused's reputation cannot be more important than a survivor’s right to dignity and speaking their truth, is an important milestone for India's #MeToo movement.

Full text: Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar defamation case; FP report cited in verdict
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Full text: Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar defamation case; FP report cited in verdict

The court, in its order, also made some important observations on sexual harassment, its effect on the survivors and the social stigma attached to it.

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani MeToo case updates: Photos of Ramani with Rebecca John flood social media, lawyer says 'most important case of career'
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani MeToo case updates: Photos of Ramani with Rebecca John flood social media, lawyer says 'most important case of career'

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani MeToo case updates: After a Delhi court acquitted Ramani in a criminal defamation complaint by Akbar, her lawyer Rebecca John said it was difficult trial and the case was the most important in her career.

MJ Akbar defamation case: 'Right of reputation not at the cost of right to dignity,' rules court
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MJ Akbar defamation case: 'Right of reputation not at the cost of right to dignity,' rules court

Speaking after the verdict, Ramani said that she felt vindicated despite the fact that she, the victim, had to stand up in court as an accused. She thanked her lawyer and all other survivors who had come out in her support during the over two-year-long legal battle

Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar defamation case: 'Happy and proud', 'watershed moment'; journalists hail Delhi court's verdict
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Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar defamation case: 'Happy and proud', 'watershed moment'; journalists hail Delhi court's verdict

Ramani had made allegation of sexual misconduct against Akbar in the wake of the #MeToo movement in 2018. Akbar had filed the complaint against Ramani on 15 October, 2018, for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct decades ago

#MeToo case: Delhi court defers verdict on MJ Akbar’s defamation suit against Priya Ramani to 17 February
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#MeToo case: Delhi court defers verdict on MJ Akbar’s defamation suit against Priya Ramani to 17 February

The crux of Ramani's arguments in court was that she was not the sole person who had made allegations of sexual harassment against Akbar, but he had selectively targetted her due to her vulnerability

MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani Case Updates: Delhi court pushes date of verdict; judgment on 17 February
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MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani Case Updates: Delhi court pushes date of verdict; judgment on 17 February

MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani Case LIVE Updates: Citing delays in submitting written submissions, the Delhi court has adjourned today's proceedings. The judgment will now be pronounced on 17 February.

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case: Delhi Court reserves verdict in criminal defamation suit for 10 Feb
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case: Delhi Court reserves verdict in criminal defamation suit for 10 Feb

Akbar, a former Union minister, had filed the case against Ramani in October 2018 for "defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct"

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case: Harm done by the person who ignites the flame first, former Union Minister's legal counsel tells the court
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case: Harm done by the person who ignites the flame first, former Union Minister's legal counsel tells the court

Akbar's legal representative Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra said there was no public interest in Ramani's allegation. "It is vindictive and actuated out of malice. The fact is you can just spoil a person's reputation."

MJ Akbar's counsel says Priya Ramani did not follow due process of law: 'Cannot raise awareness by maligning someone'
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MJ Akbar's counsel says Priya Ramani did not follow due process of law: 'Cannot raise awareness by maligning someone'

Referring to the cross-examination conducted by Ramani's lawyer Rebecca John, Luthra said the journalist did not have statements, witnesses or material evidence to back her allegations.

MJ Akbar's counsel makes closing arguments in Priya Ramani defamation case; next hearing on 24 Dec
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MJ Akbar's counsel makes closing arguments in Priya Ramani defamation case; next hearing on 24 Dec

Senior Advocate Luthra labelled Ramani’s statements against Akbar “baseless” and “factually inaccurate”.

Priya Ramani says MJ Akbar didn't approach court 'with clean hands', as final arguments in #MeToo case wrap up
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Priya Ramani says MJ Akbar didn't approach court 'with clean hands', as final arguments in #MeToo case wrap up

Ramani's advocate also submitted that Akbar ignored the allegations made by 20 other women and pretended that only Ramani's statement defamed him

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: Delhi court to resume final hearing in defamation case tomorrow
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: Delhi court to resume final hearing in defamation case tomorrow

Ramani has said that her allegations of sexual misconduct against Akbar, made in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018, were "her truth" and were made in the public good

MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case: Both parties refuse any settlement, after final arguments were heard afresh in court
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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case: Both parties refuse any settlement, after final arguments were heard afresh in court

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ravindra Kumar Pandey, who started hearing afresh the final arguments in the case, had on Saturday asked both the parties whether there was a chance of settlement between them in the matter.

Delhi court asks MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani if they can consider settlement in defamation case
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Delhi court asks MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani if they can consider settlement in defamation case

The court asked both the parties to respond on the point of settlement and get back on 24 November, the next date of hearing