Priya Ramani, MJ Akbar
Priya Ramani, MJ Akbar

On Wednesday, March 24, former Union minister MJ Akbar moved the Delhi High Court opposing the acquittal of journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case, reported Bar and Bench. The criminal defamation case followed after Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement in India.

The plea is listed for hearing before Justice Mukta Gupta on Thursday.

In an article in Vogue India in 2017, Ramani had alleged that she suffered sexual harassment at the hands of an acclaimed newspaper editor. Later, during the #MeToo movement in India, she identified Akbar to be that editor. This followed Akbar's resignation from the Union Council of Ministers and a defamation case by him against Ramani.

There was a huge uproar on social media, when Ramani was acquitted last month. Twitter was flooded with tweets that hailed the judgment. Similarly, Twitter today is flooded with tweets in support of Ramani. People are wishing her luck and offering her hope.

Have a look.

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