The #MeToo movement in India has taken centre stage in recent days, with a raft of accusations of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct levelled against prominent journalists, executives, actors, movie directors, comedians and other public figures.
The series of allegations follows complaints of sexual harassment made by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta last month against actor Nana Patekar due to his behaviour on the sets of a movie they worked on in 2008. Since then, even a Union minister has been accused of sexual misconduct. Here is a look at why the movement has gathered momentum in India, especially at the workplace.
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First Published: IST