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Where is the #MeToo moment in India’s politics?

By: Sarwar Alam

From media to sports and business, a wave of #MeToo revelations has rocked India this year, but the movement has left the country’s male-dominated politics largely untouched – and that needs to change, activists say. Men rule the roost in the world’s largest democracy, where analysts and activists say harassment and exploitation of women are rife, including demands for sexual favours and character assassination. While the campaign has hit a few politicians – with a state legislator from prime minister Narendra Modi’s party sacked in November – most remain unscathed. Fear has kept female politicians from launching a public discussion about the…

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