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Defamation case: Wrong to suggest I have mala fide motive against Akbar, says Ramani

Ramani told the court that her tweets accusing Akbar were not "defamatory and malicious". She told the court that she reactivated her Twitter account for a day to check the records and deactivated it again.

Defamation case by MJ Akbar: Deleted my Twitter account, it can be restored, says Priya Ramani

Ramani had last year levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against M J Akbar, who subsequently resigned as Union MoS for External Affairs and filed the defamation case.

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Women should speak up...brought up to believe silence is a virtue: Priya Ramani to court in MJ Akbar case

She told the court, “It was important and necessary for women to speak up about sexual harassment at workplace. Many of us are brought up to believe that silence is a virtue.”

Ramani: Sexual harassment victims facing criminal cases for telling truth

Responding to the allegations, Ramani told the court, “He (Akbar) has deliberately targeted me to divert attention away from serious complaints against him. Through his testimony, he feigned ignorance about my story and my truth.”

Azam Khan to get ultimatum: tender apology or face action

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said after the meeting: “The Speaker will ask Azam Khan to apologise over his comments made against Rama Devi without any condition. If he does not do so, the Speaker has been authorised to take action against him.”

Cross-examination ends: Reserve my right for further legal action in future, MJ Akbar tells court

Akbar told the court: “It is wrong to suggest that the article and tweets of Priya Ramani were meant to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of the issue of sexual harassment at workplace. It is wrong to suggest that Priya Ramani’s disclosures pertaining to me were true and made in good faith.”

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#MeToo: Never met Priya Ramani in hotel room, says MJ Akbar

Akbar also said that he did not receive any phone call from Ramani from the hotel reception that day.

#MeToo tweets affected public reputation, MJ Akbar tells court

During his cross-examination, the BJP leader submitted before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations had “affected” his “public reputation” as well as his “standing within family and friends”.

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by M J Akbar

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted bail on furnishing of bond and surety of Rs 10,000.

#MeToo: Court summons Priya Ramani as accused in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual harassment and misconduct in a series of tweets in October last year. Several other women had also levelled such allegations against him.

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Elections 2014: Journalist MJ Akbar joins BJP; Nagma, Anita Pratap join campaign bandwagon

Akbar, who was earlier known to be close to Congress, switched over to the BJP bandwagon ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

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Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.

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MJ Akbar better positioned to speak on allegations of sexual harassment: Smriti Irani

At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.

Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

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Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

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