• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Minister accused in India’s growing #MeToo storm

Tanushree Dutta seems to be the trigger for India’s #MeToo movement

By: Keerthi Mohan

India’s belated #MeToo movement snowballed on Tuesday (9) after several female journalists accused a minister in Narendra Modi’s government of sexual harassment and a producer alleged she was raped by a veteran Bollywood actor. Women journalists took to Twitter to allege how MJ Akbar, a well-known former editor and now a junior foreign minister, conducted job interviews in fancy hotel rooms and made sexual advances when they were starting out in the media. Priya Ramani, the first journalist to go public with the allegations, identified Akbar as the unnamed editor whose inappropriate behaviour she had written about in an article last…

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