STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Women should be treated equally everywhere: Prakash Javadekar

For the past few weeks, Akbar had been facing flak over the allegations, with opposition parties also mounting attack on the government and demanding his ouster.

Published: 18th October 2018 07:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2018 07:28 PM   |  A+A-

Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI:  A day after MJ Akbar resigned from the government, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Thursday asserted that women should be treated equally everywhere in the society.

ALSO READ | CBSE affiliation norms simplified for speed, transparency: Prakash Javadekar​

Javadekar said, "We have always maintained that not only at the workplace but everywhere in the society, women should be seen as equals, should be treated with equality. That is what we always say. There is nothing else to comment."

Akbar stepped down as Minister of State for External Affairs following a series of sexual harassment allegations against him. On Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted Akbar's resignation.

As many as 20 women, one after another, have come forward and alleged Akbar of sexually harassing them during his journalistic days. The storm around the 67-year-old gathered momentum after the #MeToo campaign raged in India.

For the past few weeks, Akbar had been facing flak over the allegations, with opposition parties also mounting attack on the government and demanding his ouster.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp