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Minister MJ Akbar Accused of Sexual Harassment in ‘MeToo’ , No Internal Inquiry

The minister of state for external affairs has been accused of sexual harassment by at least four women. He was first called out by journalist Priya Ramani, who had last year written about his alleged inappropriate behaviour for a magazine without taking his name. She has now confirmed in a tweet that the allegation was against Akbar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite a number of journalists coming out in open and revealing that they had faced harassment by MJ Akbar in the past, sources in Ministry of External Affairs informed Republic TV on Tuesday that the matter is a ‘personal’ one for the Minister of State for External Affairs, and that the ministry will not conduct an internal inquiry on the allegations for the time being.

 

The accusations pertain to the time when MJ Akbar was working as a journalist. Sources from within the MEA has stated that the incident is of a time much before he was associated with the government, hence, they will not comment on this issue.



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