Updated May 24th, 2024 at 18:38 IST

Breaking: Delhi Court Convicts Medha Patkar in Defamation Case

A Delhi court on Friday convicted social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar.

Reported by: Isha Bhandari
Delhi court convicts Medha Patkar in defamation case filed by VK Saxena | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday convicted social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader, Medha Patkar, in a defamation case lodged against her by Delhi lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena. Medha Patkar might get a jail term of two years or fine or both as the punishment.

The case, which has been ongoing since 2000, stems from a suit filed by Patkar against Saxena for publishing advertisements against her and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). At the time, Saxena was the chief of an Ahmedabad-based NGO called National Council for Civil Liberties. Saxena retaliated by filing two cases against Patkar, one for derogatory remarks made on a TV channel and another for a defamatory press statement.

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Published May 24th, 2024 at 18:24 IST