• Monday, August 15, 2022


Indian minister MJ Akbar denies #MeToo claims

India’s junior minister for foreign affairs, M J Akbar, resigned this month to fight accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women.

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s junior foreign minister on Sunday (14) dismissed sexual harassment allegations made against him by several women, mostly journalists, and ducked calls for his resignation as the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace. MJ Akbar, a veteran newspaper editor before joining politics, issued a two-page rejoinder in which he said allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a journalist were “without evidence”. “Allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated. These false, baseless and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage to my reputation,” Akbar said in a statement. “Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye


Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…