Indian Government Minister Quits After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

A junior minister in India’s government resigned Wednesday following accusations of sexual harassment, while Hindu hardliners tried to block women from entering a temple that the Supreme Court had ordered opened to all.

The resignation of M.J. Akbar, minister of state for external affairs, followed weeks of claims of misconduct against powerful men in India’s film, news and other industries in what has been dubbed the beginning of the South Asian nation’s #metoo moment.

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