Woman cannot be punished for raising voice against sexual ­abuse: Ten takeaways from the order acquitting Priya Ramani

The Court took note of the lack of a mechanism to redress grievances of sexual harassment at the time of the incident.
MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani
MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani

In a victory for the MeToo movement in India, a Delhi Court at Rouse Avenue today acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar.

Akbar had taken Ramani to court after she published tweets and an article in Vogue Magazine levelling allegations of sexual harassment against him. Ramani claimed that in December 1993, MJ Akbar sexually harassed her when she was called to The Oberoi, Mumbai for a job interview.

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