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Day Two of MJ Akbar's cross examination in his criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani.

Court to begin hearing the matter shortly.

@priyaramani @mjakbar

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #metoo #metooindia
Senior Adv Rebecca John represengs Priya Ramani.

Senior Adv Geeta Luthra and Adv Sandeep Kapur appear for MJ Akbar.

@priyaramani @mjakbar

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #metoo #metooindia
MJ Akbar appears before the Court of ACMM Samar Vishal.

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani

#metoo #metooindia
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A thread:
1) If you see a brand still using a predator in their shows, ads, etc, CALL OUT ON THEM. Tell that you do not approve of the brand giving a platform for the predator to access more victims. Be vocal about the kind of damage normalisation of violence does.
2) If you are a brand that ‘accidentally’ happened to promote a problematic person, here’s what you can do. (A)Take down the post. (B) Issue an apology to your audience for unintentionally promoting a predator. (C) Assure that your brand doesn’t support these people at all.
3) As a person, stop consuming the predator’s content/art. You might be able to separate the art from the artist but you cannot separate the trauma from the victim.

#MeTooIndia #MeToo @Chinmayi @IndiaMeToo @Rita_Banerji
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In October 2018, amid the #MeTooIndia movement, #PriyaRamani accused #MJAkbar of sexual harassment and misconduct along with several other women. This led Akbar to step down as junior foreign minister and file a defamation suit against Ramani. Here is a timeline of the events:
9th October 2018

#MeTooIndia: Union Minister MJ Akbar accused of sexual harassment by women journalists…
10th October 2018

After Sushma Swaraj, Sitharaman ducks question on sexual harassment allegations against MJ Akbar…
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Journalist Priya Ramani appears before Addnl Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in MJ Akbar's defamation case against her. Hearing to commence soon.
Senior Advocate Rebecca John appears for Ramani.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar @priyaramani @mjakbar #metoo #MeTooIndia
Many senior journalists including @Nidhi , @sardesairajdeep , @suhasinih, @javedmansari also in attendance for the hearing.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar @priyaramani @mjakbar #metoo #MeTooIndia
ACMM Samar Vishal begin hearing the case. Senior Adv Rebecca John moves bail plea for Priya Ramani.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar @priyaramani @mjakbar #metoo #MeTooIndia
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A few days ago a 16-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped, her breasts cut off, beheaded, and face burnt with acid. In Gaya her family is running from pillar to post to get justice. People have marched. The national media has not picked up the case. Please help get word out.
A few local Hindi papers have reported about this. I've been sent the pictures of the girl's body by activists in Gaya. The brutality is beyond words. National media needs to pressure the government to follow the case.
It completely slipped my mind to put in a trigger warning with this tweet. My sincerest apologies to survivors.
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How not to handle a #MeToo case #MeTooIndia…

This is Sanjjannaa Galrani, a Kannada film actor who has been coerced into apologizing for sharing her #MeToo story. In this video, she is with Nagendra Prasad, President, Kannada Film Directors' Association
I have attempted to transcribe the gist of this video.
Sanjjannaa: I haven't done this with the intention of maligning anyone. Several people in the association have taken this personally, they have been hurt. I've also listened to senior actors Ambareesh, Rockline (Venkatesh) and Doddanna, and have arrived at this decision...
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I can't imagine how difficult the last month's been for the brave women who've spoken their #MeToo stories & the brave women for whom it's still hard to speak. This is a revolution and it's been a long time coming. But I've been perplexed by the reaction of us men. #Thread
It's been difficult navigating conversations with fellow men over the last month, particularly as someone who's been speaking up on #MeToo& who's known both survivors & (unfortunately) perpetrators, and has been deeply affected by that.
(This won't be preachy, please read ahead)
Yes, there are men who are empathetic and kind; then there are conversations that've revolved around 'Such is life', or 'What can one do'. But many (heated) conversations have alarmingly been about: 'But any man is a target today (#Notallmen)' & for others still, this is gossip.
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Circling back to the AdWorld's #MeToo after a while.
A grand total of 13 Men were accused, some anonymously, some openly.
Subsequent posts will examine what happened (or didn't) with them, and with the ad world in general. #TimesUp #Advertising #MeToo

After the usual "shocked" "outraged" etc. reactions - mostly from men (sidenote: seriously, though, was this truly any surprise??), the big networks distanced themselves from the perpetrators. DAN went first, with the following…
Followed quickly by Publicis.

Of course, it makes complete economic as well as PR sense to NOT have sexual harassment accused on payroll, for globally aligned and fairly well known companies…
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Let us check the guts of media who are always talking of #MeTooIndia

Will you debate this tonite. Poor guard with no mistake is behind bars

@republic @TimesNow @ZeeNewsHindi

Video one
Video 2.
Video 3
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பேஷ் பேஷ்!
நேர்மைன்னா சபாக்காராள் தான்!
தானே முன்வந்து, விசாரணைக் 'கமிட்டி' அமைக்கிறா பார்த்தேளா? இந்த அறம் மத்தவாளுக்கு வருமா?
தர்மமே உருவான அவாளை, இனி திட்டாதேள்!😂
Me Too Impact: Carnatic Sabhas in Chennai set up anti sexual harassment committee!…
சித்த இருங்கோ! சித்த இருங்கோ..

*Uma Ramanathan, Lawyer= Brahmin
*Sudha Raghunathan= Brahmin
*Usha Dinesh= Brahmin
*Dr B Vivekanand= Brahmin
*Dr R Thara= Brahmin

இது #MeTooIndia வா? #MeTooBrahmin ஆ?😂
விசாரணைக் 'கமிட்டி'ல கூடவா, ஒரு நியாயம் இல்லை?:(…
அந்நியன் படத்தில், தர்மம் & தண்டனை..
சபா Secretary மாமா மேல மட்டும் பாயாது!
பிரம்ம ஹத்தி தெரியுமோன்னோ? போலவே இந்த BrahminMeToo! 😂

#MeToo Women பற்றி நியாயம் கேட்டால்
#MeTooBrahmin என்று அடையாளம் காட்டுகிறார்கள்!
என்னவொரு சூட்சுமம், Sabha MeToo!:)…
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Had an infuriating conversation with my mum’s physio today about the #MeToo movement.
As she finished her treatment for mum, as part of her usual chats with me, she said today, “I am so tired of all this drama surrounding #Sabarimala and #MeTooIndia

@IndiaMeToo #TimesUp
Excerpts: “If something happened 25 years ago, why didn’t people speak up then? Why keep quiet? All for negative publicity now.”

Perhaps because the ostracisation that existed before isn’t as vicious today. Because finally, there are people to listen.
#MeToo #TimesUp
“As long as you are dignified in your behaviour and dressing, nothing will happen.”

I was 11 when someone first touched me the wrong way. It was at my own house, I wore a half sleeved Kurta (free-sized because I was a plump kid) and jeans.

What would you tell 11yo me?
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சின்மயி.. ஒரு சீமான்!

எப்படி, பெரியாரே நவின்ற நற்கொள்கையான தமிழ்த் தேசியம்
சீமானின் பொய்மைகளால் மதிப்பு குன்றியதோ

போலவே நல்ல இயக்கமான MeTooIndia
சின்மயி அவர்களின் "பொய் கலந்த மெய்யால்" சீர் குன்றலாகாது!

வாழி @SuDLX ராஜன் ராதா மணாளனின் "மெய்ம்மைப் பெண்"!…
மெய்யான 'பெரியார் பெண்ணிய' அன்பர்கள்
தாங்கள் ஆண்களே ஆனாலும், சோரம் போவதில்லை!..

என்பதற்குச் சான்று= @SuDLX ராஜன்!
இந் நேர்காணல்= நேரான காணல்!

தன் வாழ்வையே பொய்யால் புரட்டிப் போட்ட ஒரு பெண்ணை.. சமயம் பார்த்துச் சாய்க்காமல்,
கொள்கை அளவிலே நிற்றல் இது தான்!…
ஆண்கள் ஆண்களே!

பெண்கள் தங்களுக்கான உரிமைகளைத் தாங்களே வென்றெடுக்க வேண்டும்!
அதில் ஆண்களை 'நம்பக்' கூடாது! எ. தெளிவு காட்டிய பெரியாரும் ஓர் ஆண் தானே!:)

அதற்காக, தன் பெண் விடுதலைப் பணியை மூட்டைகட்டி விட்டாரா என்ன? அல்ல!

"பங்காற்றல்" ஆணிடம் உண்டு!
"மெய்யாற்றல்" பெண்ணிடமே உண்டு!
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#MeToo of Surpanaka (Real Name Meenakshi)

*Sita gets the right to be dressed before Men!
*Surpanaka being an Outcaste, cannot Dress on the Upper Half of the Body!

Selective MeToo of India..
& its false Glory of Hindu Dharma(?)
When the President & Prime Minister & Leaders of a Secular Country like India,

Bow down before the Women Aggressors, Rama & Lakshmana during Ram "Leela"

How can u expect Justice for #MeTooIndia and downtrodden women in this so called Culture?:(
The real pity is that, the 'Upper' Sections of Women who come out on #MeTooIndia ,
they themselves are big supporters and 'devotees' of Rama & Lakshmana - who are the Greatest Aggressors on #MeToo

"Selective MeToo" does NOT help Women!:(
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Internet Justice System!:)

ஒவ்வொரு #MeTooIndia பெண்ணின் பேச்சும் கட்டாயம் கேட்கப்பட வேண்டியதே! எவ்வித முன் கட்டியமும் (நிபந்தனை) இன்றி!

ஆனால், வெறுமனே குற்றச்சாட்டு அடுக்கிவிட்டு மறைந்துபோய் விடாது
நீதிமுறைக்குள் (Justice System) கொண்டு வந்து நீதி பெறுவதே, பெண்ணிய வெற்றி!
#MeTooIndia நீதி பெறுதல்,
*ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட கீழ்த்தட்டுப் பெண்களுக்கு, கடினமே!:(
*ஆனால் மேல்தட்டுப் பெண்களுக்கு அத்துணைக் கடினம் அன்று!

எனவே, மேல்தட்டுப் பெண்கள்
வெறுமனே குற்றச்சாட்டு அடுக்கல் படி கடந்து
அடுத்த படியான, நீதிமுறை நீதி பெறுவதே
கீழ்த்தட்டுப் பெண்களுக்கு ஊக்கமாக அமையும்!
Read: Is the #MeTooIndia Movement becoming an excuse for 'Vigilante Justice'?
How to best handle the #MeTooIndia Situation & Inspire more Women Victims to win Justice?

The Justice System for the Under Privileged Women! An Inspiration!…
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Some of the most incredible women directly behind starting the #MeTooIndia movement. @MasalaBai @TheRestlessQuil @AGirlOfHerWords @KiranManral in conversation with the brilliant @MeghnaPant at the @firstpost #MeToo conversations.
"If, as women, we don't speak now, we may never get the chance to speak up again." - @KiranManral
"Most of the women reaching out on DMs, don't want anything more than to talk. And to be heard." - @MasalaBai
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1. He suggests or gives signals, she agrees or signals consent. Whatever happens is consensual.

2. He suggests or gives signals, she declines.. he lets it go there. No crime.
3. He suggests or gives signals, she says no or all the signals from are -ve. Yet he creates hostile environment and persists. Surely a crime.

4. He suggests or gives signals. She says no but her signals seem either +ve or ambiguous. That's the trickiest one for law to handle.
There was a case of US executive forcing himself on a lady from another country who had clearly said 'no'. She initiated criminal proceedings. He took the defence that all his life he had been told that a lady's no means yes. He was allowed to go scot-free in this.
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இதான் #MetooIndia இன்னொரு நடைமுறை முகம்!
இதனால் நாம் அறிய வேண்டியது என்னவெனில்:

1. ஒவ்வொரு பெண்ணின் குற்றச்சாட்டும்.. பொய்யோ/மெய்யோ, அரங்கில் கட்டாயம் ஏறவேண்டும்!
2. அதே சமயம், வெறுமனே குற்றச்சாட்டோடு முடிந்து விடாது, அதற்கான "நீதிமுறை"யில் கலந்து கொண்டு, நீதி பெறல் வேண்டும்!
பெண்களின் #MeToo குரல், எவ்வித முன் நிபந்தனையுமின்றிக் கட்டாயம் கேட்கப்பட்டே ஆக வேண்டும்!

ஆனால் "குற்றச்சாட்டு அடுக்கல்" என்பதோடு முடிந்து விடாமல்..
#Metoo "நீதிமுறை Process" உருவாக்கி
Bringing to Justice எனும் நீதி பெறலே, மெய்ம்மைக்கான வழி!
சமூகத்தின் மேல்தட்டுப் பெண்களின் #MeToo குரல் அரங்கேறும் அதே நேரத்தில்...
எத்தனையோ "அடித்தட்டுப் பெண்களின்" #MeToo குரல் வளை நெரிக்கப்பட்டே வருகிறது:(

அந்த அடித்தட்டுப் பெண்கள், துணிந்து #MeToo குரல் எழுப்ப, ஒரே ஊக்கம்= வெறும் குரலோடு முடிவுறாது, "நீதிமுறை" வெற்றியே!
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#MeToo allegations are coming out. Perhaps very few of of them are outright lies. Some of them are completely true. But most are selective representations of reality. It's worse than useless when a story is stripped of its context. #MeTooIndia (1/n)
Women are running amok. But even feminist female detectives who investigate rape cases think 50-90% of the allegations are false. They've studied this in different parts of the world. There's no place where at least half the allegations aren't false. #MeToo #MeTooIndia (2/n)
People refuse to believe this, but this is a consistent finding.This doesn't mean all allegations are false. Some allegations seem very real, and sexual harassment seems to have destroyed careers. #MeToo #MeTooIndia (3/n)
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I will keep adding more in this thread. Attaching some helpful tools to manage active trauma triggers, panic attacks and symptoms of heightened anxiety and even thoughts of self harm. #MeTooIndia #MentalHealthIndia
If you're having nightmares or having immense trouble to fall asleep because you feel activated by triggers, try a body scan exercise to active relax your muscles. Something like this:
If you're having active panic attacks, label each thing in an audible volume. Label it - light, sofa, carpet etc. The brain registers visual stimuli faster and an active understanding of your surrounding can help in feeling safe, in that moment.
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இந்திய #MeToo இயக்கம் பெண்களுக்கு மட்டுமே நீதி செய்ய வல்லதா? #Doubt

Twitterஇல், சில பெண்களால்.. ஆண்கள் பட்ட அல்லலை, நான் சொல்லலாமா?
அவையும் #MeTooIndia இயக்கத்தில் ஏற்பு உண்டா?

தவ மறைந்து அல்லவை செய்தல் - புதல்மறைந்து
வேட்டுவன்(ள்) புள் சிமிழ்த்து அற்று! - குறள்
"உங்க தமிழறிவுக்காக வாழ்த்து அட்டை அனுப்ப வேண்டும்; இல்ல முகவரி கொடுங்கள்" எ. DM-இல்..

அறிமுகம் இல்லாத பெண்கள் கோரினாலும்..
ஒருநாளும் இல்ல முகவரி பகிராதீர்!
குறிப்பாக, அதே ஊர் Single பெண்களிடம்!

பின்பு, வீட்டுக்கே வந்து.. "நெருக்கடி" தரவல்ல பெண்களும் சிலர் உண்டு!:( #MeTooIndia
ஒவ்வொரு #MeTooIndia பெண்ணின் குரலும் கேட்கப்பட வேண்டியதே! திண்ணம்!

ஆனால் இந்தியச் சூழலில் எப்படி, உண்மையான பெண்களைப் பாதுகாக்க உருவான சட்டம் Section 498a,

பரவலாகத் தவறாகப் பயன்படுத்தப்பட்டு பின்பு மாற்றப்பட்டதோ, அப்படியே இதுவும் ஆதல் ஆகாது!

So, Do NOT rush to Judge! Hear 1st!
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As a Dalit woman, the last few days of India’s #MeToo have been both triggering and confusing. I’ve tried to follow it as much as I can and the more I do, I realise how important it is to have a conversation on value.
How are we (as women/non-men) valued in relationships, at work, inside our homes, and in our communities? And who are the ones determining this value? #MeToo
To me, that’s what #MeToo is all about - it ultimately boils down to whether women/non-men are treated as people who have feelings, a body, and a spirit. The fact that so many women, albeit from non-Dalit backgrounds, are outing men for their horrific behaviors +
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#SexualHarassment #Workplace #Law #MeTooIndia
Just clarifying some stuff on the law on sexual harassment at the workplace, in light of the many incidents which are coming out. Slightly long thread, please read till the end.
When someone at a place of work behaves in a sexual way towards women and it is unwanted, offensive, threatening, or humiliating, it is seen as a form of harassment.
There is no fixed definition of sexual harassment. It would change from person to person, but most importantly, it depends on how comfortable the woman is with the behavior.
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After getting a good rap on the knuckles by editors for being a lazy lurker on social media, here's course correction. I am now doing a thread of all my reportage in 2018. (@sree and @prempanicker had encouraged me to do this many years ago 🙈) Please read and share.
While urbanisation is a global trend, villagers around #Ahmedabad don't want to live in cities. Since 2012, #Gujarat government has encouraged 12 cities to swallow up some 800 villages. And now, most of them are resisting. A take on the 'Gujarat Model'.…
The two main problems for the new state of #Telangana are exemplified in
Vemulaghat, a village off #Hyderabad. I went there to understand their conflict over land and #water for irrigation. CC: @Landesa_Global @LandConflicts…
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