NEW DELHI: A Delhi court acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case of former Union minister MJ Akbar. Also, decades later the woman has the right to put her complaint on any platform. Priya Ramani was happy with the decision on her behalf and said it would be good if the truth prevailed in court. He said only the victim had to stand trial in court.
Thanks to everyone who stood with me, especially my witness Gazala Wahab who came to court and testified on my behalf. After the verdict, Ramani said after the verdict, I would like to thank the court and my lawyer Rebecca John and their wonderful team who have kept my faith and wide interest in mind. He supported the case wholeheartedly. Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual misconduct. Akbar filed this complaint against Ramani on 15 October 2018 in connection with those allegations.
I am wondering, is it really true to prove my truth in court: Priya Ramani acquitted in a criminal defamation case pic.twitter.com/xytkM0WENF
– ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2021
It’s a shame to commit crimes against women
According to information, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey dismissed MJ Akbar’s complaint that he could not prove any charges against Ramani. It is shameful to commit crimes against women in a country that has written epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata about the respect of women. 10,000 when the court appealed against Ramani’s order.
There may also be sexual harassment in a society with high status
The court also said that a person with high status in society can also be sexually harassed. At the same time, a woman has the right to complain, even decades later, on any platform of her choice. The ‘glass ceiling’ (the difficulties women face in the male-dominated system) does not hinder Indian women’s progress in equal opportunities society, the court said.
The court reserved its verdict on February 10 after the arguments of Akbar and Ramani’s lawyers were completed. However, the court adjourned the verdict on Feb. 10 to Feb. 17, as both parties filed their written arguments late, and the verdict was not fully written. Ramani Akbar was accused of sexual misconduct in 2018 under the Social Media ‘Meet Me Campaign’. However, Akbar dismissed the allegations. Akbar resigned as Union Minister on 17 October 2018.
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