Me Too: Meesha Shafi congratulates Indian journalist for winning sexual harassment case

Renowned singer Meesha Shafi has congratulated Priya Ramani, a former Indian journalist who won a sexual harassment case against a politician.

Shafi also quoted Ramani’s victory as a milestone victory for the ‘Me Too’ movement. In a tweet, she saluted the courage of Ramani with which she stood up to those in power.

Ramani was the first in a long list of female journalists who accuse MJ Akbar, an Indian journalist-turned-politician, of sexual harassment. In 2018, she had made allegations of sexual misconduct against Akbar in the wake of the ‘Me too’ movement.

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According to the former journalist, in December 1993, Akbar sexually harassed her when she was called to a Mumbai hotel for a job interview. The allegations against Akbar had forced him to resign from the Union Cabinet on 17th October 2018. Before resigning, he had filed a complaint against Ramani on 15th October for allegedly defaming him.