Sunday, April 18, 2021
Home Editor's picks #MeToo: Amidst allegations of sexual exploitation, MJ Akbar resigns from his post of Minister...

#MeToo: Amidst allegations of sexual exploitation, MJ Akbar resigns from his post of Minister of State in External Ministry

Amidst the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him, the junior minister and former journalist MJ Akbar today tendered his resignation.

MJ Akbar resignation letter. Courtesy: ANI

In his resignation letter Akbar states that since he has sought to seek justice in the court of law in his personal capacity, he deems it appropriate to step down as a junior minister.

In what appears to be a pattern, Akbar is alleged to have interviewed female journalists in hotel rooms, asking them to sit on the bed and making them feel extremely uncomfortable. Multiple women have come out and narrated their stories where Akbar had allegedly made them feel extremely uncomfortable with their behaviour and even sexually assaulting them.

BJP President Amit Shah had said that the charges against Akbar would be examined. Upon his return from Nigeria earlier this week, there were speculations that Akbar had resigned, which were later refuted by him.

Akbar has filed a defamation case against Priya Ramani, one of the journalists who had accused him of sexual harassment and dismissed the allegations as ‘false and fabricated’ and ‘malicious’.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Aam Aadmi Party shares manipulated media of Amit Shah to claim PM Modi ‘sleeps’ 24 hours a day

The social media team of Arvind Kejriwal's party trimmed the video and made it look like as if HM Shah was criticizing PM Modi for 'sleeping' the whole day.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta challenges for free flight tickets to Pakistan but goes into hiding after Twitter user provides it. Read what happened

Hansal Mehta's flight to Pakistan via Dubai is scheduled for 20th April, 2021. We shall keep you posted if Mehta goes to Pakistan or will he register his name in long list of paper tigers.

From fake Remdesivir in Sharad Pawar’s constituency to fake RT-PCR reports: Thugs are having a free run in Maharashtra amid pandemic

Multiple cases of such fake RTPCR and fake Remdesivir have emerged from various parts of the country amid the surge in coronavirus pandemic.

After finishing rallies in all poll bound states amid rising COVID cases, Rahul Gandhi ‘cancels’ future rallies in Bengal where Congress has no chance

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi held massive rallies in all poll bound states amid the rising coronavirus cases

Rahul Gandhi criticises rallies four days after addressing massively crowded rally in Bengal

Congress party has been boasting about large crowds at the rallies of Rahul Gandhi, hoping to project it as the turn of the party's political fortunes.

Uttarakhand BJP leader Suhail Pasha resigns after video shows him boasting about making village ‘Pandit-free’ goes viral

Suhail Pasha said, "We already have a mosque in place. We don't have any such necessity to (offer prayers in the market) but we will do so to create chaos."

Recently Popular

Karan Johar’s Dharma Production fires Kartik Aryan, not to work with him again: Here is what happened

Dharma Productions said it was pushed to the wall by “unprofessional behaviour” of Kartik Aryan during shooting of Dostana 2

Video claiming a dargah was recently constructed on footpath along Sabarmati riverfront road in Ahmedabad goes viral: Details

Netizens have shared a video claiming that a dargah had mysteriously sprung up along the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad

Controversial Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi of the AIMPLB passes away: Details

Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has passed away on Saturday.

Kangana Ranaut slams Karan Johar after Dharma Productions fires Kartik Aryan, tells them not to ‘force him to hang himself’ like SSR

Kangana Ranaut has hit out at Karan Johar and Dharma Productions after Kartik Aryan was fired from Dostana 2.

Siddharth Varadarajan of The Wire spreads fake news a day after The Logical Indian apologised for the same: Read details

Siddharth Varadarajan spread fake news again, in fact, the same fake news that the Logical Indians had apologised for just a day ago.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta challenges for free flight tickets to Pakistan but goes into hiding after Twitter user provides it. Read what happened

Hansal Mehta's flight to Pakistan via Dubai is scheduled for 20th April, 2021. We shall keep you posted if Mehta goes to Pakistan or will he register his name in long list of paper tigers.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,077FansLike
530,033FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe