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Please read the thread by @AudreyTruschke, and this one by me. The verdict that convicted Mahmood Farooqui of rape was a landmark one like the #PriyaRamani one of yesterday. The Feeble No verdict that overturned it is an affront to our legal system.
I had in mind the Farooqui case when I wrote yesterday about "campaigns (across political aisles) claiming that the amendments to India’s sexual violence laws in 2013 are “draconian” when applied to privileged men." indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
Remember, men's reputations survive even rape convictions. They survive even when the man has argued in trial court that he did not touch the woman, to turn around & be acquitted in the HC on the basis that he assumed she consented since her No was too feeble.
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Important part of the #PriyaRamani judgment: the Court affirms that an honest error of fact will not lead to liability for defamation, as long as reasonable efforts were made to ensure veracity (in the context of Akbar's resignation as Minister).
Other important findings:

- the length of time between the incident of sexual harassment and making it public is irrelevant (pg. 90)

- the absence or failure of institutional mechanisms means that survivors are entitled to use other media to speak up. (pg. 90)
- speaking up on public platforms is a form of self-defence (pg. 90)

- sexual harassment undermines both dignity (Article 21) and equality (Articles 14 and 15) because of its gendered nature; these rights override the right to reputation (pg 90)
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A Delhi Court will today give its verdict in the defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against #Metoo whistleblower, Priya Ramani.

Order will be pronounced by Judge Ravindra Kumar Pandey in the physical presence of parties at 2pm.

@mjakbar

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani
Priya Ramani alleged that in December 1993, #MJAkbar sexually harassed her when she was called to The Oberoi, Mumbai for a job interview.

#PriyaRamani @mjakbar
During the two years of this trial, #PriyaRamani pleaded:

Truth,
Good Faith,
Public Interest,
Public Good

as her defense

#MeToo @IndiaMeToo #MJAkbar @mjakbar
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Akbar has concluded his rebuttal. Court is hearing Ramani's response.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Rebecca John appears for Priya Ramani.

#PriyaRamani #MeToo
Hearing begins.
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for @mjakbar.

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani

#MeToo
Hearing to start as soon as the Judge joins the virtual link.
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani begins before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for @mjakbar.

Senior Advocate Luthra reads a judgment on journalists having no special privileges.

Press council says you have to ve responsible. There are judgements that say you cannot have a parallel trial: Luthra.
Here is there is just a trial ..by a person on social media. It is unacceptable in a country ruled by rule of law : Luthra
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for MJ Akbar.

@mjakbar
Hearing begins.

Geeta Ji is on her legs. If you the court could accommodate us for 25 mins: Adv Sandeep Kapur for @mjakbar

We'll start at 11.45 am : Judge

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Hearing begins.

Your honor will give three hours to me today? : Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra for @mjakbar
Today is court is for physical hearing. I will only give 1 hour. Parties will have to come for physical hearing whenever listed : Judge

I have some medical issue..I will not be able to come for physical hearing: Senior Adv Luthra
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar Image
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for MJ Akbar.

@mjakbar

#PriyaRamani #MeToo
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for MJ Akbar.

@mjakbar

#PriyaRamani #MeToo
Hearing begins.

Can I join back at 12? : Senior Advocate Luthra

If I have some work, you may have to wait : Judge
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

Case is at the stage of rebuttal by Akbar. Ramani has concluded her defense.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra appears for @mjakbar.
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

After the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuja, parties are making arguments afresh.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Hearing begins.

Senior Advocate Rebecca John for Priya Ramani : I'll finish my arguments today.
I've argued on reputation and burden of proof on accused : John
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

After the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuja, parties are making arguments afresh.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Rebecca John for Priya Ramani begins.
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani to begin before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra K Pandey.

After the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuja, parties are making arguments afresh.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Rebecca John begins.

I'll now come to Priya Ramani's cross examination dated 24/10/2019 : John
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani begins before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey.

After the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuj, parties are making arguments afresh.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra for MJ Akbar had concluded her submissions on the last date of hearing.

Senior Advocate Rebecca John to begin her submissions for Priya Ramani today.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar
Court asks if counsel from both the sides are present.
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Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue to soon begin hearing MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
Final arguments in the matter to start afresh after the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuja.

The new ACMM is Judge Ravindra Kumar Pandey.
Hearing begins.

I will just give a little background: Senior Adv Geeta Luthra begins for @mjakbar
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Hearing in MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani begins before new Judge.

After the transfer of Judge Vishal Pahuja, the case is before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar Image
This case is ay final argument and notice was framed.. the notice has some typographical error. It is signed now? : Judge

Yes, it is signed: Court master
Did arguments commence in this case? : Judhe

Yes, both sides had. We were to give written submissions: Senior Adv Geeta Luthra for MJ Akbar

Lengthy arguments happened in this case. Parties will have to argue again: Judge
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Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue to soon begin hearing MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar @IndiaMeToo
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra will continue with the rebuttal on behalf of MJ Akbar.

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani
@mjakbar @IndiaMeToo
Update: No hearing today.

Matter to be hear next on November 21 at 12 noon.
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Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue to soon begin hearing MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar @IndiaMeToo
Senior Advocate Rebecca John has concluded her submissions on behalf of Priya Ramani.

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra will now begin the rebuttal on behalf of MJ Akbar.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #MeToo
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[MJ AKBAR DEFAMATION CASE]

District & Sessions Judge, Sujata Kohli, to dictate orders on whether the defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani should be heard by the court that exclusively deals in cases related to lawmakers @mjakbar

#MeToo
#priyaramani
Seeking appropriate steps in the matter, a magistrate court had on October 13 transferred the case to a District and Sessions Judge of Rouse Avenue District Court.
#Breaking: MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani to continue before the Special MP/MLA Court.

District & Sessions Judge, Rouse Avenue lists matter before the Special MP/MLA Court on November 2.

@mjakbar

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani #MeToo
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Will MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani be transferred to another Judge after two years?

Court of District & Sessions Judge, Rouse Avenue to shortly assemble to consider the issue.

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani

@mjakbar #Metooindia
After hearing the case since its inception in October 2018, yesterday, a Spl MP/MLA Court had opined that the case ought to be transferred since it was not a case file against MP/MLA.

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani

Read more:

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
Hearing begins.

Matter is before Judge Sujata Kohli.

@mjakbar @IndiaMeToo

#PriyaRamani #MeToo #metooindia
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Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue to soon begin hearing MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #Metooindia

@mjakbar
On the last ocassion, Senior Advocate Rebecca John had concluded her submissions on behalf of Priya Ramani.

Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra will now begin the rebuttal on behalf of MJ Akbar.

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
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#PayalGhosh & #MeToo

I won't comment on @iamPayalGhosh’s allegations of sexual assault against @anuragkashyap72 as that is something he will have to deal with.
I will, however, say that I stand with #PayalGhosh's right to call out her perpetrator.
But...
...I have a problem when, in her video statement, #PayalGhosh herself assaults and maligns 3 other women... When, in her narration of the incident, she states a few baseless things abt @RichaChadha @MahieGillOnline #HumaQureshi as if they were facts...
I, like many other women, have been engaged wt the #MeToo movement since 2018, and especially since @mjakbar was accused of serial sexual assault by several women, including me, and when he decided to sue #PriyaRamani for defamation...
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Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue to soon begin hearing MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani.

Senior Adv Rebecca John is likely to conclude her final submissions on behalf of Ramani.

#MeToo #PriyaRamani #MJAkbar
@mjakbar Image
Judge Vishal Pahuja is hearing the case virtually.

#PriyaRamani #MJAkbar #MeToo

@mjakbar @IndiaMeToo
Hearing begins.
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