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Rahul Gandhi breaks silence over #MeToo movement, says 'truth must be told loud and clear'
Posted on: 12-10-2018 , 03:21:PM | DY365 Bureau

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 October 12, 2018: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday broke his silence over the ongoing ‘Me Too’ movement that has seen several women come forward to narrate their ordeal of sexual harassment and call out their violators on social media. In a tweet, the Congress president said that everyone must learn to treat women with respect and dignity.


Gandhi further added that the truth needs to be told “loud and clear” if a change has to be ushered in the society. “It’s about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. I’m glad the space for those who don't, is closing. The truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring about change,” he said in his tweet.

Notably, Gandhi’s statement in support of the victims of sexual harassment comes at a time when at least 10 women, including senior journalists, have alleged that they had been sexually harassed by former journalist and Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar. Incidentally, amid the growing calls for Akbar’s resignation, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party continues to remain silent.

On Tuesday, Congress leader Jaipal Reddy said that the Union Minister should resign and be investigated, in the wake of the allegations against him of sexual harassment. "Union minister MJ Akbar should either give a satisfactory answer to the allegations or he should resign. We demand an inquiry into the matter," the parliamentarian added. 

Several union ministers, including Ravi Shankar Prasad and KJ Alphons, have refused to comment on the allegations against Akbar, who has been accused of displaying sexually predatory behaviour towards many of his female colleagues.
 
 
 

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