MJ Akbar

Indian Constitution gives equal rights to everyone: MJ Akbar defends CAA at UN meet

 The controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the situation of Muslims in India was discussed in detail by both Indian and European Parliamentarians at a meet on the sidelines of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Feb 29, 2020, 17:27 PM IST

Links between MeToo and Rafale may be why Chief Justice of India was targeted

Similar methods have been used against our Ministers of State for External Affairs before.

May 16, 2019, 17:53 PM IST

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in MJ Akbar defamation case, next hearing on March 8

The next hearing on the case will take place on March 8.

Feb 25, 2019, 10:23 AM IST

Delhi court to hear MJ Akbar's defamation plea on MeToo allegations against journalist Priya Ramani today

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct, during his time as media presenter, around 20 years ago. 

Feb 25, 2019, 07:32 AM IST

Delhi court summons journalist Priya Ramani to appear on February 25 in defamation case filed by MK Akbar

The direction has been issued by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on Akbar's plea.

Jan 29, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Delhi court reserves order on summoning journalist Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Akbar's name cropped up on the social media when he was in Nigeria, as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

Jan 22, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Editor's Guild suspends memberships of MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal

MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

Dec 12, 2018, 21:33 PM IST

MJ Akbar's reputation destroyed due to Ramani's allegation: Former colleague tells court

MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani.

Nov 12, 2018, 14:57 PM IST

#MeToo: Uttarakhand BJP general secretary Sanjay Kumar sacked over sexual harassment charges

Sanjay Kumar, Uttarakhand BJP general secretary, has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman.

Nov 04, 2018, 14:02 PM IST

Journalist hits back at MJ Akbar after he claims rape allegations as 'consensual'

The journalist added, "I will continue to speak my 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."

Nov 03, 2018, 06:19 AM IST

MJ Akbar refutes rape allegations, claims it was 'consensual', wife backs him

Akbar resigned from the Union Council of Ministers on October 17 after his name cropped up on the social media in the #MeToo campaign. 

Nov 02, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape

MJ Akbar's lawyer has reportedly dismissed the accusation as 'false.'

Nov 02, 2018, 11:13 AM IST

MJ Akbar records statement in defamation case against journalist, calls MeToo allegations scurrilous, concocted

Akbar appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal and recorded his statement to support the defamation complaint filed by him against Ramani on October 15.

Oct 31, 2018, 14:33 PM IST

#MeToo: Delhi court to record MJ Akbar's statement against Priya Ramani

MJ Akbar had earlier tendered his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment made against him by several women.

Oct 31, 2018, 08:11 AM IST

#MeToo: Maneka Gandhi urges political parties to form ICC, post details of sexual harassment on website

Maneka was responding in the backdrop of the MeToo movement stating that the women should be provided with a more conducive atmosphere.

Oct 18, 2018, 16:39 PM IST

#MeToo: Priya Ramani's charges damaged MJ Akbar's reputation, claims his lawyer; next hearing on October 31

The court will record former Union minister MJ Akbar's statement on October 31.

Oct 18, 2018, 15:03 PM IST

#MeToo: After exiting Modi cabinet, MJ Akbar to stand in court for his defamation case

The 67-year-old journalist-turned-politician stepped down Wednesday after several women accused him of sexual harassment during his days as the editor.

Oct 18, 2018, 07:19 AM IST

MJ Akbar's resignation may not be too little, but was too late, online reactions rule

A political war of words ensued over who should get the credit for Akbar's resignation

Oct 17, 2018, 23:32 PM IST

AAP seeks criminal proceedings against MJ Akbar over sexual harassment charges

Over the last fortnight, about 20 women have come forward to narrate their experiences of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Akbar.

Oct 17, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

MJ Akbar resigns as MoS, External Affairs amid sexual harassment charges: Read his full statement here

He said that since he is challenging the 'false accusations' levelled against him, he will be stepping down from his post. 

Oct 17, 2018, 16:58 PM IST