Newsroom, politics, diplomacy: The many MJ Akbars before the one that caught up

2 months ago
In June 2014, ahead of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's first bilateral visit to Bangladesh, M J Akbar landed in Dhaka. Akbar, who had joined the BJP in March that year, was asked to prepare the groundwork informally. As a journalist, Akbar ... ...

#MeToo in India: By not asking MJ Akbar to go, BJP is on the wrong side of ethics, risks its equity with voters

2 months ago
It is hard to believe that Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar did not consult Prime Minister Narendra Modi before issuing a statement in which he said his lawyers will look into the "wild and baseless allegations in order to decide our ... ...

#MeToo movement: MJ Akbar digs in heels, says allegations 'fabricated', threatens legal action

2 months ago
Dismissing the allegations of inappropriate behaviour, sexual harassment, and molestation against him as “false and fabricated”, Union Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar Sunday said he would take “appropriate legal action” against his ... ...

No word on resignation, MJ Akbar denies charges of sexual misconduct; Congress says 'adding insult to injury'

2 months ago
Giving no indication of resigning from the government, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, who is facing charges of sexual harassment and wrongdoing by at least 14 women, on Sunday called the allegations "false, wild and baseless" and ... ...

Twitter Erupts After MJ Akbar Refutes Sexual Harassment Allegations

2 months ago
Union Minister MJ Akbar, who returned to India today amid calls for his resignation over sexual harassment allegations, strongly denied the charges, calling them "false, fabricated and deeply distressing". He threatened legal action against those who ... ...

MJ Akbar resigns from MEA: Exjournalist's fall from grace a defining moment for Indian politics, #MeToo in India

2 months ago
Editor's Note: Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar who has been accused of sexual harassment by at least 14 women journalists resigned on Sunday following his return to India from an official trip. This article has been edited to highlight the new ... ...

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