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#MeToo movement: Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar resigned over sexual harassment allegations by more than a dozen women.

#MeToo movement: Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar resigned over sexual harassment allegations by more than a dozen women. The journalist-turned-politician said he was stepping down from office to challenge the charges levelled against him in a personal capacity. On Monday, Akbar had filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, the first to accuse him of relentless sexual advances towards women. But as many as 20 journalists came out in Ramani’s support, saying they would testify in court against the minister.

India’s #MeToo wave reaches government

From celebrities to journalists to ministers, India’s #MeToo movement is taking down powerful men in its wake. After journalist Priya Ramani accused junior foreign minister MJ Akbar of inappropriate behaviour, several women came forward with similar stories. Earlier, AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat stepped down for inaction after a woman accused his former colleague Utsav Chakraborty of sexual assault even as Gursimran Khamba, another AIB co-founder, was “put on temporary leave” following sexual harassment allegations. Other big names include Hindustan Times’ Prashant Jha, actors Nana Patekar and Alok Nath, film director Vikas Bahl and author Chetan Bhagat.