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  • JKUF observes Oct 22 as 'Black Day', calls terrorism, demographic change as 'new facets of Pak war'
  • 'Constitution of country real Aadhar card of every citizen': Patkar
  • People like Nariman have made India proud: Venkaiah
  • Rajnath co-chairs 1st Indo-China meet on security coopn
  • Cong releases 2nd list for C'garh Assy polls, Atal's niece Karuna Shukla to take on Raman Singh
  • Clashes strike many parts of downtown Srinagar
  • Bus services remained paralysed, 41 Roadways buses ply on routes in Haryana
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  • Haryana Roadways strike enters 7th day, fails to make impact
  • SAD-BJP to take fight for justice for Dussehra Khooni Saaka to people
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Growing call for ouster of M J Akbar; CPI(M) joins in demand for his resignation

New Delhi, Oct 11 (UNI) In the wake of growing call for the ouster of Minister of state for External Affairs M J Akbar from the Narendra Modi government, on sexual harassment charges by more than a dozen women journalists, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded resignation of former editor.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau said in a statement that seven women journalists have come forward to recount their experience of sexual harassment and unacceptable behavior from Mr Akbar when he was Editor of various newspapers.
“Since these are serious charges, Mr Akbar’s continuance as a Minister of State in the Central Government is untenable. He should immediately resign from office”, the party said.
Mr Akbar, currently in an official visit to Nigeria’s Lagos and is expected to return on Friday, though, according to official sources, the government asked him to cut short visit and be present at Delhi on Thursday to give clarification on the issue.
Sources said that Mr Akbar would give a clarification after his return and the BJP and the government may ask him to take a call whether he should continue in the Ministry.
Earlier Congress demanded that Mr Akbar should give a satisfactory answer to the accusation or should resign from the Ministry.
Akbar, a celebrity editor with various media organisations had joined the BJP in 2014 and made a Minister after the Modi government came to power.
Last week, more than a dozen women have narrated their experiences of sexual assaults from Mr Akbar, as part of the #MeToo movement, which has shocked the media industry
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