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MeToo: Former Union Minister M J Akbar Suspended From Editor's Guild

Dec 12, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The Editor's Guild has also suspended the membership of senior journalist Tarun Tejpal who is facing a trial in a rape case, besides writing to Gautam Adhikari over the allegations of sexual hrassment against him.

#MeToo Movement: Court Records Statements Of Two Witnesses In Defamation Complaint By M J Akbar

Dec 07, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17, had filed a private criminal defamation complaint in the court against Ramani after his name cropped up on the social media when he was in Nigeria, as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Feature In Editor's Guild Of India's Updated Members List

The guild had earlier directed Akbar to withdraw the defamation case he had filed against journalist Priya Ramani, who was one of the first women to openly name the former minister.

Ramani's Allegation Destroyed Akbar's Reputation, Former Woman Colleague Tells Delhi Court

Nov 12, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The journalist said that she has worked with Akbar for 20 years and had not heard anything "untoward" from the staff of the organisation where they worked together.

Relation Based On Coercion, Abuse Of Power Is Not Consensual: US-Based Journalist Counters MJ Akbar

Former Union Minister M J Akbar on Friday denied allegations of rape by US-based journalist and said it was a "consensual relationship".

02 November, 2018

'Relationship Was Consensual': M J Akbar Denies Rape Charges By US-Based Journalist

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Pallavi Gogoi, a US-based journalist on Thursday accused Akbar of raping her years ago when she worked with the Asian Age.

02 November, 2018

#MeToo: US-Based Journalist Accuses Former Minister MJ Akbar Of Rape

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Pallavi Gogoi, now chief business editor for NPR, wrote in The Washington Post that Akbar had raped her when she had worked under him as a 23-year-old at Asian Age.

31 October, 2018

#MeToo: M J Akbar Appears Before Court To Record Statement In Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani

Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar on October 15 filed a private criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani for her allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

23 October, 2018

All Indians Want Ram Temple To Be Constructed, It Is Not An Electoral Issue: Shahnawaz Hussain

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had last week demanded a law to enable construction of the Ram temple, saying it was necessary for the "self-esteem" (of the people) and to usher in an "atmosphere of goodwill and oneness".

18 October, 2018

#MeToo | M J Akbar To Testify In Defamation Case On October 31

Outlook Web Bureau

The court has fixed the matter for recording Akbar's statement on October 31 and after being satisfied it may issue notice to Ramani for appearing and facing the trial in the defamation complaint.

18 October, 2018

Radhika Apte Expresses Her Full Support For #MeToo Campaign

Outlook Web Bureau

Actress Radhika Apte said she will support sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign

17 October, 2018

Delhi Court To Hear M J Akbar's Criminal Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Tomorrow

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Akbar on Wednesday tendered his resignation as Minister of State for External Affairs.

17 October, 2018

'Will Challenge False Accusations Levied Against Me': Full Text Of MJ Akbar's Resignation

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MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs

17 October, 2018

Union Minister M J Akbar Resigns Over #MeToo Allegations, Says Will Challenge 'False Accusations'

Outlook Web Bureau

Many journalists from multiple media platforms have come forward with their stories of harassment against veteran journalist MJ Akbar under the social media campaign '#MeToo' against sexual misconduct.

17 October, 2018

20 Women Journalists Support Priya Ramani, To Testify Against MJ Akbar

Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar, however, has denied the allegations and on Monday filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani.

16 October, 2018

Save Your Daughters From BJP Minister, Says Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress chief's remarks came in the wake of over a dozen journalists naming Akbar for sexual harassment and molestation during his long stint as editor of various publications.

15 October, 2018

'Ready To Fight': Priya Ramani Responds To M J Akbar's Defamation Suit Against Her

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Ramani in her statement also said that Akbar has paid "no heed to the trauma and fear of survivors or the courage to speak truth to power."

15 October, 2018

Akbar Has Presented His Version, It Is Not About Agreeing And Disagreeing: BJP

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The Minister of State of External Affairs had Sunday rejected the allegations as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing" and said he was taking appropriate legal action against the accusers.

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