He was acquitted today by a Delhi court in a case of criminal defamation of former Union Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey dismissed the complaint filed by Akbar, saying that no allegations against Ramani have been proved. Bollywood celebs have expressed their happiness over this decision of the court. Stars like Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu and others have given their reaction on social media.
Taapsee said that today, when the world is looking cloudy, this decision has upheld his loyalty to justice. He tweeted, “Whatever wrong things are happening around us, this decision has emerged as a ray of hope.” Somewhere, there is something or the other keeping our expectations alive. May truth and justice prevail. ”
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#Justice at last! Hope tharak master, Mr. Burns spends the rest of his disgraced days in a radioactive den wondering why his dad didn’t give him the validation he needed as a young boy, why he wasted money on 97 lawyers when he could have gotten a therapist. Bye buddhe! #Loser
– TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) February 17, 2021
Amidst all the wrongs n unfairs happening around this did bring a ray of hope that somewhere something is keeping our hope in righteousness alive. Long live truth and justice! https://t.co/uo6gUNPWca
– taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 17, 2021
Richa Chadha tweeted, “Hopefully, Mr Master Burns will spend the rest of his insulting days in toxic homes, wondering why his father didn’t recognize him when he needed it as a young boy.” Why he wasted so much money on 97 lawyers while he could get therapy. Bye elder #Luzer. ” Screenwriter Apoorva said that the freedom that Priya Ramani has got is a relief for women who stand firm against those who do wrong to them, but the battle has just been won. . Filmmaker Onir has described the decision as a milestone.
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Priya Ramani is acquitted. The fact that she needed to defend her accusations of harassment against a powerful man not withstanding, this is a huge step forward for women speaking up against sexual harassment. Big shoutout to her lawyer Rebecca John as well #justice
– Mini Mathur (@minimathur) February 17, 2021
After being acquitted from the Delhi court, journalist Priya Ramani expressed happiness, saying that it was a pleasant feeling for her. She said that I feel victory for all the women who have spoken out against sexual harassment.
It is worth noting that in the year 2018, Priya Ramani had accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct under the Meetu movement. Akbar filed a complaint against Ramani on 15 October 2018 for allegedly defaming him. Meanwhile, Akbar resigned as Union Minister on 17 October 2018.