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#MeToo movement gathers steam in India as well

Updated : October 11, 2018 06:17 PM IST

After several American actresses accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment -- the hashtag #MeToo became an umbrella term to describe sexual misconduct.

Over the weekend, India also an outburst of this hashtag yet again as female journalists accused their senior male colleagues of sexual harassment. Some of the accused have stepped down from their positions, while others are being investigated by their respective organisations.

In fact, the accusations even extended to other media professionals such as Bollywood director Vikas Bahl, AIB founders Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba, actor Rajat Kapoor and Nana Patekar.

It is not just Bollywood and media that's seeing shocking expose on sexual harassment -- the #MeToo movement has even reached the ministry of external affairs. M J Akbar, the minister of state for external affairs has been accused of misconduct by a journalist.

Disclosure: All matters brought to Network18’s attention which are within the purview of the workplace have been forwarded to our Internal Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the workplace for appropriate action. The Internal Committee is independent and all recommendations made by it are followed through by Management action.

Network18 Group has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment. The company complies fully with all legal provisions and seeks to ensure a speedy and effective Redressal on complaints.
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