NSUI President Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Though Khan denies the allegations, he stepped down saying that the allegations were hurting the party's image
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, accepted the resignation of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) national president Fairoz Khan after a woman worker accused him of sexual harassment.
According to reports, Khan resigned from the post on Monday after a woman worker from Chattisgarh accused him of sexual misconduct.
The same woman had filed a complaint against Khan in June. She had alleged that Khan sexually harassed her sister and several other women workers of the party.
Though Khan denies the allegations, he stepped down saying that the allegations were hurting the party’s image. A three-member committee has been set-up to probe the allegations.
The #MeToo campaign is resulting in tangible consequences for many of the accused men. However, accused of sexual harassment by over twenty women journalists, Union Minister MJ Akbar has refused to resign. The inaction of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and PM Modi is being questioned widely.