#MJ Akbar

The criminal defamation trial against journalist Priya Ramani began in 2019 at the Rouse Avenue Court. (Photo Credit: ANI)

  • Delhi court made some key observations in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani
  • The court said a woman cannot be punished for raising her voice against sex abuse
  • Ramani accused Akbar of sexual harrassment in 2018

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Actor Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, filmmaker Onir and musician Sona Mohapatra welcomed the iconic judgment by Delhi court. (Photo credit: Instagram)

  • This case is one for India's protection, said singer Sona Mohapatra
  • Musician Chinmayi Sripaada also applauded Priya Ramani's courage for taking up the fight
  • Priya Ramani won a defamation case on Wednesday, filed by former union minister MJ Akbar

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The allegations dated back to the time when the minister was an editor at The Asian Age, a newspaper Priya Ramani worked for nearly 10 months in 1994. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The defamation trial against Priya Ramani began in 2019 at the Rouse Avenue Court
  • The case was filed by former boss and Union Minister MJ Akbar in response to sexual misconduct allegations by Ramani
  • Ramani in 2018 accused Akbar of sexual harrassement on a social media post

.Delhi, India
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexual harassment. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI (File Photo)

  • "Woman has right to put her grievance even after decades," a Delhi Court in its verdict said
  • Priya Ramani had made allegations of sexual misconduct against MJ Akbar in 2018
  • The criminal defamation case trial began in May 2019 at the Rouse Avenue Court

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
MJ Akbar made the submission before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. (Photo credit: Twitter/@mjakbar)

  • MJ Akbar had filed criminal defamation against journalist Priya Ramani
  • Ramani alleged sexual misconduct by Akbar in the #MeToo movement in 2018
  • He resigned as Union minister on October 17, 2018