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Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation
Wednesday 17
12:10 2018

India's junior foreign minister has announced his resignation following allegations of sexual harassment by a string of women, as the country's fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace. "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," MJ Akbar, a former newspaper editor, said in a statement on Wednesday. On Monday he filed a defamation lawsuit against a journalist who accused him of sexual harassment. Akbar, 67, a prominent newspaper editor-turned-politician, was the most high-profile figure so far to be ...

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Summary: Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual harassment by a string of women.

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