Rape Accused MJ Akbar Says ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’
Over 20 women journalists have come out with accounts of alleged sexual harassment by him while he was working as a journalist.
Rape accused MJ Akbar on Saturday, March 16 said that he has joined the #MainBhiChowkidar movement– a poll campaign initiated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — adding that he shall do his best to defeat corruption, dirt, poverty and terrorism.
I am proud to join #MainBhiChowkidar movement. As a citizen who loves India, I shall do my best to defeat corruption, dirt, poverty & terrorism and help create a New India which is strong, secure & prosperous.
— M.J. Akbar (@mjakbar) March 16, 2019
After he posted the tweet, several individuals slammed him.
— Numismatically Oriented (@sidin) March 16, 2019
Mjakbar is claiming to be a chowkidar..
Can someone ask him to stop trying to reinstate his space so brazenly. If people are not discussing it doesnt mean they have forgotten.
— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) March 16, 2019
MJ Akbar saying he also wants to be a chowkidar is almost as frightening as Amit Shah being one.
— Sangita Nambiar (@Sanginamby) March 16, 2019
— SANJAY HEGDE (@sanjayuvacha) March 16, 2019
Over 20 women journalists have come out with accounts of alleged sexual harassment by him while he was working as a journalist. US-based editor Pallavi Gogoi has accused Akbar of sexual assault. Journalist Priya Ramani was summoned as an accused in a defamation case filed by Akbar after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.