The courageous women in the media and film fraternity are pointing to the sexual predators in powerful positions. #MeToo in India, started with Tanushree Dutta talking about an incident with Nana Patekar from 2008, was continued with accounts of several women journalists.
Many female journalists have accused senior journalist and minister MJ Akbar and now most wait to see how the government acts on this issue. The action by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government will also make it clear how serious the centre is on the high-profile sexual harassment cases in India, which came to the fore because of the #MeToo movement.
The accused journalist-turned-politician MJ Abkar was termed as an institution in the media industry. Earlier, his political association was with Congress. He had become an MP on Congress symbol and was the party’s spokesperson too. Later, he joined the BJP and became a minister.
Senior Journalist Bhasha Singh takes stock of all facets of the #MeToo campaign –- from accusations against Alok Nath to the vulnerability of women professionals in vernacular media. NewsClick brings a detailed take on ‘Media Par Khari-Khari’, Episode 21.
Also read, eNewsroom‘s exclusive report on a sexual harassment case with Times of India (TOI)’s Kolkata Times Editor.