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Believe her, support her: what India’s sexual harassment law needs

April 06, 2021 8:12 pm

Eight years into a law on sexual harassment at the workplace, we are still miles away from a “survivor-centred” approach

#MeToo: Delhi HC to hear Akbar's plea against Ramani's acquittal in defamation case on May 5

March 25, 2021 2:07 pm

Priya Ramani was acquitted 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.

Courageous battles in bleak legalscapes

March 02, 2021 5:53 pm

Twenty-three years after Vishakha guidelines, and seven years after enactment of the law against sexual harassment, the fight continues

Sexual harassment at workplace remains a problem of institutions, not individuals

February 20, 2021 8:49 am

The Ramani verdict is a huge moral vindication of the #MeToo movement, and will, hopefully, serve to deter powerful men from using the defamation law to silence survivors. But we are still very far away from ensuring workplaces free of sexual harassment for every woman, every transperson.

Tanushree Dutta lauds Priya Ramani's acquittal in MJ Akbar defamation case

February 19, 2021 1:14 pm

Tanushre Dutta, who spearheaded the #MeToo movement in the Hindi film industry, congratulated Priya Ramani for win in former union minister MJ Akbar's defamation case against her.

Priya Ramani, Rebecca John deserve our gratitude. History has been made

February 19, 2021 9:12 am

Courage of those who spoke up, commitment of lawyers and women’s movement mark this moment.

M J Akbar defamation case: Verdict builds on Vishaka ruling, gives new legal shield to women

February 18, 2021 6:58 am

M J Akbar v/s Priya Ramani: “The woman has a right to put her grievance at any platform of her choice and even after decades,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey said in his 91-page verdict.

She said

February 18, 2021 8:21 am

Priya Ramani’s acquittal in criminal defamation case is an empowering judgment, a landmark for women’s rights

Ramani acquitted in defamation case: ‘It (verdict) showed that you may be a powerful man, but when a woman speaks her truth, it matters’

February 18, 2021 8:18 am

Akbar was one of the most high-profile men in India to be accused as part of the wave of sexual harassment allegations on social media in 2018.

Akbar Vs Ramani: Timeline of defamation case

February 17, 2021 9:42 pm

Journalist Priya Ramani was acquitted in the defamation case filed against her by a Delhi court today.

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

March 25, 2014 5:32 pm

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

MJ AKBAR VIDEOS

Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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.

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

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

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.