Youth Congress Activists Hold Protest Against M J Akbar, Demand His Resignation over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
MJ Akbar (Photo credit: IANS)

New Delhi, October 15: The Youth Congress activists Monday staged a protest near the residence of Union minister MJ Akbar, demanding his "immediate resignation" over allegations of sexual misconduct by several female journalists.

The activists gathered at Teen Murti roundabout raised slogans against the junior foreign minister and tried to march towards his residence when they were stopped by the police.

A few protesters who tried to march ahead towards police barricades were removed. "The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) is protesting against MJ Akbar for his sexual misconduct and harassment of journalists. As many as ten female journalists have come forward and detailed sexual harassment by him," said a statement of the outfit. MJ Akbar Tenders Resignation Via E-Mail After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment in #MeToo Movement?

The ruling coalition of NDA led by the BJP which had made tall promises of " Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" cannot and must not be allowed to shield a man of "questionable conduct," it said.