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Allegations of sexual harassment should be taken seriously: Maneka

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Women and has said the allegations of against anybody should be taken seriously as women are often scared to speak out.

Her reaction comes amid and former M J Akbar facing serious allegations of during his stint as a

"Men who are in positions of power often do this. And it applies to the media as well as to politics or senior personnel in companies," Gandhi told a TV channel here on Tuesday.

She said when women have started taking, their allegations should be taken seriously.

"Women are scared to speak out because they think people would make fun of them and doubt their character but now when they are speaking out we should take action against each and every allegation," she said.

Tuesday evaded questions whether the government will take any action against the

The #MeToo movement has intensified in the country with more women recounting their experiences of in the entertainment and

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 10:55 IST
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