A Delhi court docket Wednesday acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in M J Akbar’s legal defamation case in opposition to her over the allegations of sexual harassment, saying a girl has the best to place grievances earlier than any platform of her alternative even after many years.
Further Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar Pandey dismissed the criticism filed by Akbar saying that no expenses had been proved in opposition to her.
The court docket stated it’s shameful that crimes in opposition to ladies are going down in a rustic the place mega epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana had been written about respecting them.
The glass ceiling won’t stop Indian ladies as a roadblock in development in society of equal alternatives, it stated.
Ramani had made allegation of sexual misconduct in opposition to Akbar within the wake of #MeToo motion in 2018.
“I’m feeling superb, to have my fact vindicated in a court docket of regulation is actually one thing,” stated Priya Ramani on the court docket’s verdict.
Akbar had filed the criticism in opposition to Ramani on October 15, 2018 for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct many years in the past.
He resigned as a Union minister on October 17, 2018.
He has denied all of the allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to the ladies who got here ahead throughout #MeToo marketing campaign in opposition to him.
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