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M J Akbar


MeToo case: Delhi HC issues notice to Priya Ramani on M J Akbar's appeal

August 12, 2021 7:39 am

M J Akbar argued in the Delhi High Court that there was no need and reason for the trial court to go into the aspect of sexual harassment, and that the judgment should have ended where the court had returned a finding in Akbar's favour.

'There are far more important matters': Delhi HC adjourns MJ Akbar's appeal against Priya Ramani verdict

May 05, 2021 11:53 am

Akbar had filed a defamation case against Ramani in 2018 after she levelled sexual harassment allegations against him. The trial court had acquitted Ramani in the case on February 17.

Delhi High Court to hear Akbar plea against Ramani acquittal today

March 25, 2021 7:10 am

Ramani was acquitted by by the trial court on February 17. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey had accepted her contention that Akbar is not a man of stellar reputation on the basis of testimonies presented before the court.

Social media trial unacceptable: Akbar in defamation case

January 24, 2021 7:22 am

Akbar has sued Priya Ramani over allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. With several other women making similar allegations against him, Akbar resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs in October 2018.

Criminal defamation case: Harm done by man 'who instigates, ignites first flame', Akbar tells court

January 19, 2021 1:43 am

Luthra reiterated that Ramani had some other motive and “there is no public interest. There is no good faith.”

#MeToo: Priya Ramani ignited flame to harm his reputation, M J Akbar tells court

January 18, 2021 4:03 pm

Journalist Priya Ramani had made allegations of sexual misconduct against M J Akbar in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018.

M J Akbar played fraud on court: Ramani's lawyer

December 19, 2020 6:28 am

Senior advocate Rebecca John, representing Ramani, said her allegations of sexual misconduct against Akbar, made in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018, were her truth and were made in public good.

Defamation case: Speaking up on MeToo platform no crime, Ramani tells Delhi court

December 15, 2020 1:45 am

Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, told the court that it was not a crime to speak up on the #MeToo platform and that those were the acts of extreme courage.

MeToo: M J Akbar 'deliberately', 'mischievously' misread her article, Ramani tells court

December 10, 2020 9:20 pm

Akbar had filed the complaint against Ramani for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct around two decades ago when he was a journalist. The court has put up the matter for further hearing on December 14.

Defamation case: Ramani stands by statement, says won’t settle case with M J Akbar

November 25, 2020 11:44 am

The submissions were made before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Pandey, who had urged lawyers for both Ramani and Akbar to consider settling the defamation case since the offence was compoundable in nature.