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Rahul Gandhi comes out in support of #MeToo movement, keeps mum on Union minister M J Akbar

The Congress president, however, did not comment on the charges of sexual harassment against Union minister M J Akbar.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 15, 2018 21:44 IST ]

Rahul Gandhi - File photo

Coming out in support of the ongoing #MeToo movement, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it is time for the truth to be told “loud and clear in order to bring about change”.

The Congress president, however, did not comment on the allegations of sexual harassment against Union minister M J Akbar.

Expressing his views on Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said that everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. 

“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 tweeted, using the hashtag MeToo.

The #MeToo movement has gathered pace over the last fortnight with scores of women speaking out on sexual harassment at the workplace and support pouring in from various quarters. 

He did not say anything on Akbar, who has been accused by several former women colleagues of sexual harassment when he served as editor at various media organisations. 

Demands have escalated for action against the minister of state for external affairs. 

Gandhi Thursday said the MeToo movement is a very “big issue” and he will give his detailed view on it at a press conference.

(With PTI inputs)

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