M J Akbar
India  /  Published 08.10.18

#MeToo finger at Union minister

The MeToo movement rippling across several newsrooms in India has reached the Narendra Modi government with a journalist naming former editor and junior external affairs minister M.J. Akbar....
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.10.18

Court agrees to hear Akbar's defamation complaint

A Delhi court on Thursday agreed to hear the criminal defamation case filed by M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual harassment around 20 years ago, and will record...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.10.18

Accusations without proof a viral fever: MJ Akbar

The following is the full statement issued by M.J. Akbar, the junior foreign minister, on Sunday:The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malic...
By TT Bureau

India  /  Published 23.08.19

‘False case’ charge on Akbar in court

Journalist Priya Ramani told a Delhi court on Friday that BJP parliamentarian M.J. Akbar had filed a “false” defamation case against her to intimidate her and the other women who had accused him o...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.18

The #MeToo reckoning and the demand for evidence

Can you believe abused women on the strength of their testimony without condemning the men they accuse to the kangaroo court of public opinion? Since Raya Sarkar published a list of allegedly abusive ...
By Mukul Kesavan


Opinion  /  Published 03.11.18

An open letter to Mallika Akbar

Dear Mallika Akbar, I read your statement with great interest that swiftly turned to alarm, and I have a few questions to ask you and some observations to make. While what you and your husband, M.J. ...
By Sriparna Ray

India  /  Published 02.11.18

Accused of rape, Akbar says affair; wife calls charge a lie

A US-based journalist and former colleague has accused M.J. Akbar of raping her, prompting the former minister’s wife to speak out for the first time and contest the charge and her husband to claim ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.11.18

Editors Guild tracking Akbar rape charge

The Editors Guild of India said on Friday it is tracking fresh allegations of sexual harassment against M.J. Akbar and is discussing its future course of action on his membership. Akbar is a past pres...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.11.18

Akbar accused of raping journalist 23 years ago

A US-based journalist has accused M.J. Akbar of raping her 23 years ago, saying he used his position as the editor-in-chief of a newspaper to prey on her. Akbar has denied the allegations, saying he w...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 17.10.18

After 'poetic justice', wait for justice

Eighty hours and 20 women standing up to be counted in a defamation suit slapped against one was what it finally took the Narendra Modi government to concede that it is “TimesUp” for junior foreig...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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