The #MeToo movement is beginning to take off in India. Women in Bollywood and other industries are naming and shaming men they say have sexually assaulted them in the workplace. Deutsche Welle has spoken to actor Tanushree Dutta and other activists.
The Indian film industry is being forced to answer tough questions as Tanushree Dutta, a former Miss India, has accused Bollywood actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her in 2008. Murali Krishnan reports.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement, an increasing number of women in South Asia are resisting male dominance and gender-based violence. But activists say that a lack of support at the state level makes it an uphill battle.
#MeToo claims have been rejected by India's junior foreign minister, a former editor of newspapers. In recent days, at least 10 women, mostly journalists, have accused M.J. Akbar of harassment as far back as 2007.
An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence for former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to be tried on sex crime charges. A former colleague has accused him of stalking and intimidation.
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