#MeToo movement: CPI(M) demands resignation of Union minister MJ Akbar over sexually harassment charges

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New Delhi | Published: October 11, 2018 4:19:59 PM

The CPI(M) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Union Minister M J Akbar after some women journalists accused him of sexually harassing them.

MeToo movement, MJ Akbar, sexual harassment case on mj akbar, mj akbar resignation, MeToo campaign, CPI(M), union minister mj akbarThe party in a statement said seven women journalists have come forward recounting their experience of sexual harassment and ?unacceptable behavior? by Akbar.(IE)

The CPI(M) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Union Minister M J Akbar after some women journalists accused him of sexually harassing them. The party in a statement said seven women journalists have come forward recounting their experience of sexual harassment and “unacceptable behavior” by Akbar.

As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former editor and now the minister of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as a journalist.

Akbar was an editor of many publications before he took to politics. The CPI(M) said, “Since these are serious charges, M J Akbar’s continuance as a the Minister of State in the Central government is untenable. He should immediately resign from office.”

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