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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
Akbar's appeal against Ramani's acquittal has been listed for hearing on 11 August.
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
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
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.
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.
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'
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.
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
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 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.
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
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'
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.
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
Ramani's advocate also submitted that Akbar ignored the allegations made by 20 other women and pretended that only Ramani's statement defamed him
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
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.
The court asked both the parties to respond on the point of settlement and get back on 24 November, the next date of hearing
MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case: Presiding judge transferred after Delhi HC issued new posting notifications
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja's name is among 215 judicial officers who were transferred and posted with immediate effect by a notification issued by the high court on Wednesday.