#MeToo: Despite Multiple Allegations, MJ Akbar Refuses to Resign

More than half a dozen women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.

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File photo of MJ Akbar speaking in the Rajya Sabha.

More than half a dozen women journalists have accused MJ Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career, during which he launched and edited several newspapers.

  • Amit Shah had earlier said the multiple accusations of sexual assault against MJ Akbar needed to be “looked into”
  • Union Minister Smriti Irani had said that justice should be done for the women who have spoken up
  • Congress party has demanded Akbar’s resignation over the sexual harassment allegations
  • MJ Akbar has been the editor of leading newspapers like ‘The Telegraph’, ‘Asian Age’ and ‘The Sunday Guardian’
11:05 AM , 16 Oct

Criminal Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani to be Heard on 18 Oct

Delhi's Patiala House court has listed the matter of the defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against Priya Ramani for 18 October.

7:58 PM , 15 Oct

MJ Akbar Has Given His Stand: JP Nadda

Union Minister MJ Akbar has "given his stand" on the sexual harassment allegations against him, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said Monday.

"MJ Akbar has spoken yesterday itself. He has given his stand and he is going for a legal course of action", he said responding to questions on the issue at a press conference.

6:29 PM , 15 Oct

MJ Akbar Wants to Silence Victims With Intimidation: Priya Ramani

Priya Ramani issued a statement against the defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against her, saying, that he has made his stand clear with it. She also said that Akbar intends to silence the victims with intimidation and harassment.

5:35 PM , 15 Oct

Anti-Women Face of BJP Exposed: BSP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) said that by not asking MJ AKbar to resign, the BJP has exposed its anti-women face.

“In this whole MJ Akbar episode the anti-women face of the BJP Government has been exposed. By not asking the minister to resign, BJP is being arrogant and insensitive,” the BSP said, as quoted by ANI.


Published: 09 Oct 2018, 1:19 PM IST