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Editors Guild ‘Tracking’ Allegations against MJ Akbar, Will Decide On His Membership

MJ Akbar was accused of rape by a US-based editor, Pallavi Gogoi, on Friday morning.

The Editors Guild of India has said in a statement on Friday that its executive committee has written to BJP MP and former minister MJ Akbar, and will decide on his ‘dormant’ membership to the Guild after completing ‘due process’.

MJ Akbar was accused of rape by a US-based editor, Pallavi Gogoi, on Friday morning.

Here is the full statement:

“The Editors Guild of India is tracking with great concern fresh, and serious allegations of sexual misconduct against former editor M.J. Akbar. He is a past president of the Guild, and continues to be a member.

In accordance with the decision of the Guild’s last EGM, as ratified at the subsequent meeting of the executive, membership of those editors, whose profession has changed from journalism goes dormant. Mr Akbar’s membership is also therefore dormant.

The Guild executive is discussing further course of action. As provided by the Guild’s Constitution, the executive committee is writing to him to respond to these allegations. His response will then be put up to the executive. A decision on his membership will be taken once this due process is completed.”

Akbar has had to resign from the post of Minister of State for External affairs, after he was accused of sexual harassment by over a dozen women during India’s #MeToo Movement.

Also Read: Twenty More Journalists Speak Up Against Akbar, Say They Are Prepared To Testify

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