Indian minister resigns over #MeToo allegations

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Mobashar Jawed Akbar has filed criminal defamation charges against one of his accusers

An Indian minister accused of sexual harassment by more than 20 women has resigned as India’s #MeToo movement widens.

Mobashar Jawed Akbar, a junior foreign minister, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, saying it was appropriate to step down while he presses defamation charges against one of his accusers.

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