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Indian minister Akbar quits over sexual harassment storm

MJ Akbar

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s fledgling #MeToo movement claimed its highest-profile scalp to date on Wednesday as a government minister and veteran editor quit after at least 20 women accused him of sexual harassment. MJ Akbar, who became junior foreign minister in prime minister Narendra Modi’s government after a glittering journalistic career, maintained however that the barrage of allegations were false. “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations against me,” he said in a statement. Allegations against Akbar snowballed last week after…

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