Medha Patkar convicted in defamation case filed by Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena

Ms. Patkar and Mr. Saxena have been locked in a legal battle since 2000

Updated - May 24, 2024 07:16 pm IST

Published - May 24, 2024 06:11 pm IST - New Delhi

File photo of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar 

File photo of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar  | Photo Credit: Shashi Shekhar Kashyap

A Delhi court on May 24 convicted Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar in a defamation case lodged against her by Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena

Metropolitan Magistrate Raghav Sharma found Ms. Patkar guilty of criminal defamation.

Under the relevant law, the activist may get a jail term of two years or fine or both as the punishment.

Ms. Patkar and Mr. Saxena have been locked in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

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Mr. Saxena was then the chief of Ahmedabad-based NGO National Council for Civil Liberties.

Mr. Saxena had also filed two cases against her for making derogatory remarks against him on a TV channel and issuing a defamatory press statement.

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