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Twitter Reacts: MJ Akbar May Have Singled Priya Ramani Out But She Is Not Alone In The Fight

Many users are tweeting with the hashtag #IStandWithPriyaRamani

Facing sexual harassment allegations from over a dozen women, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani on Monday.

Ramani is the first woman journalist who publicly accused MJ Akbar of sexual harassment. Soon after, other women journalists came forward with their stories.These include Ghazala Wahab, Saba Naqvi, Kanika Gahlaut, Shutapa Paul, Suparna Sharma and Majlie de Puy Kamp. All of the accounts reveals a pattern of abuse of power and impunity with which Akbar preyed on young journalists.

On Sunday, Akbar denied all the allegations and said that they were a part of a political conspiracy. While almost a dozen women have accused Akbar, he singled out Ramani and filed a criminal defamation case against her, a move which is being seen as an intimidation tactic to silence other women.

Standing by her words, Ramani also issued a strongly worded statement on Monday. She said, “I am ready to fight allegations of defamation laid against me, as truth and the absolute truth is my only defence.”

Prominent journalists, lawyers and authors, voicing their support of Ramani and other survivors, soon made it clear that Ramani is not alone in this fight.

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