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Delhi High Court Adjourns Hearing On MJ Akbar's Plea Against Priya Ramani's Acquittal In Criminal defamation Case To May 5

Nupur Thapliyal
25 March 2021 6:34 AM GMT
Delhi High Court Adjourns Hearing On MJ Akbars Plea Against Priya Ramanis Acquittal In Criminal defamation Case To May 5
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The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned to May 5 hearing in the appeal by former Union Minister MJ Akbar challenging the acquittal of journalist Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case filed by him over the "metoo" sexual harassment allegations made by her. The adjournment came in the view of Justice Mukta Gupta not holding the Court for the day. Senior Advocates Geeta Luthra and...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned to May 5 hearing in the appeal by former Union Minister MJ Akbar challenging the acquittal of journalist Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case filed by him over the "metoo" sexual harassment allegations made by her.

The adjournment came in the view of Justice Mukta Gupta not holding the Court for the day.

Senior Advocates Geeta Luthra and Rajiv Nayar requested the Court to list the matter for further arguments. The matter will now be heard on May 5.

The criminal defamation case was filed by MJ Akbar in a Delhi Court in October 2018, after he was accused by several women of sexual harassment, following a tweet by Ramani as part of the '#MeToo' movement, revealing that the person referred to as a sexual harasser in an earlier article written by her in 'The Vogue' was Akbar.

A Delhi Court on February 17 acquitted Priya Ramani in the Case.

"Woman has a right to put up the grievance at any platform of her choice even after decades. Woman cannot be punished for raising voice agains sex abuse . Right to reputation cannot be protected at the cost of right to dignity", the trial Court observed while acquitting Priya Ramani in the case.

Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra represented Mr. MJ Akbar whereas Ms. Priya Ramani was represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca John before the Delhi Court.

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