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Cases of high and mighty, VVIP chopper scam kept trial courts busy in 2018

The #MeToo movement gathered momentum in India and forced veteran journalist and former union minister M J Akbar to approach a Delhi court with a defamation complaint against a scribe, who accused him of sexual misconduct nearly two decades ago.

Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal over sexual harassment allegations

On October 17, Akbar had stepped down as a junior foreign minister following a flurry of allegations made against him by at least 15 women, who accused him of sexual misconduct during his stint as the editor of The Asian Age.

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MJ Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani: Ex-min has been thoroughly professional, says journalist

Speaking in defence of the former minister, Joyeeta had earlier said Akbar had been "one of the best bosses", and that she had "never felt uncomfortable" with him.

US-based journalist says relationship with Akbar 'not consensual', vows to continue speaking truth

She said that she would continue to speak her truth so that other women, who have been sexually assaulted by him, know it is okay for them to come forward and speak their truth too.

Seeking justice in personal capacity, charges false: MJ Akbar in court

In his complaint filed on October 16, Akbar has said that Ramani’s alleged “defamatory articles” on him were a “figment of imagination” and intended to “malign” his reputation.

MJ Akbar in court: Ramani defamed me by calling me 'talented predator' and an expert on 'so-and-so'

Akbar is the first minister in the Modi cabinet to resign over past allegations of sexual harassment.

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Delhi confidential: Yet to change

MJ Akbar has not tweeted since October 17 and the last post is a photo of the statement of his resignation which is also the pinned tweet.

Court agrees to hear MJ Akbar’s case on Oct 31

Since October 8, more than a dozen women have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and assault, when he was an editor in the ‘90s. On Tuesday, Akbar filed a criminal defamation complaint against Ramani, and resigned as Union Minister on Wednesday.

Editors Guild asks MJ Akbar to withdraw defamation case

The Guild also offered legal support to women journalists who have levelled the allegations against Akbar in case he does not withdraw the present case or files such cases against other women too.

MJ Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani: Matter to be heard on October 31

Akbar had sued Ramani for defamation on Monday, seeking her prosecution under Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC for "maligning his reputation."

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Elections 2014: Journalist MJ Akbar joins BJP; Nagma, Anita Pratap join campaign bandwagon

Akbar, who was earlier known to be close to Congress, switched over to the BJP bandwagon ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

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Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.

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MJ Akbar better positioned to speak on allegations of sexual harassment: Smriti Irani

At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.

Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

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Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

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