Journalist Priya Ramani Acquitted In Defamation Case Filed By MJ Akbar
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Journalist Priya Ramani Acquitted In Defamation Case Filed By MJ Akbar

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February 17, 2021

Former Union Minister MJ Akbar's defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani -- filed over her allegations of sexual misconduct against him -- could not be proved, a Delhi Court said today, acquitting her of all charges. "Women can't be punished for raising instances of sexual abuse," the court said.


New Delhi, 17 February 2021

"The Indian constitution allows women to put forward her grievances before any forum and at any time," the judge said, taking cognisance of the lack of mechanisms to raise sexual harassment complaints.

"It can't be ignored that most times sexual harassment is committed behind closed doors... Most of the women who suffer abuse can't often speak up due to stigma and attack on their character," added Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey.

Source - NDTV

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