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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: Delhi court's key observations in the #MeToo case

Updated : 2021-02-17 20:01:31

Journalist Priya Ramani was acquitted on Wednesday by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct. The defamation case was filed by Akbar after Ramani had made an allegation of sexual harassment against him in 2018 in the wake of #MeToo movement. Here let’s take a look at the key observations made by the court in the case.

Journalist Priya Ramani was acquitted on Wednesday by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct. The defamation case was filed by Akbar after Ramani had made an allegation of sexual harassment against him in 2018 in the wake of #MeToo movement. Here are some key observations made by the court in the case. (Image: AP)
Journalist Priya Ramani was acquitted on Wednesday by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct. The defamation case was filed by Akbar after Ramani had made an allegation of sexual harassment against him in 2018 in the wake of #MeToo movement. Here are some key observations made by the court in the case. (Image: AP)
'Right of reputation cannot be protected at the cost of the right to dignity.'
'Right of reputation cannot be protected at the cost of the right to dignity.'
'Sexual abuse takes away dignity and self-confidence' 
'Sexual abuse takes away dignity and self-confidence' 
'A woman has the right to put her grievance even after decades'
'A woman has the right to put her grievance even after decades'
'Society must understand the impact of sexual abuse and harassment on its victims'
'Society must understand the impact of sexual abuse and harassment on its victims'
'Even a man of social status can be a sexual harasser'
'Even a man of social status can be a sexual harasser'
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