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#MeToo reaches India, but legal redress seems unlikely

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Report. Scores of celebrities, academics and politicians in India have been called to account for sexual harassment.

written by Matteo Miavaldi

October 11, 2018

The MeToo movement suddenly hit critical mass in Indian society last week, leading to an extraordinary series of accusations, resignations and demotions involving many prominent names on the subcontinent. As reported by local media, it all started last week when a girl denounced, via tweet, the behavior of Utsav Chakraborty, a well-known Indian comedian, accusing him of having sent her an unsolicited photo of his penis.

In just hours, other women came forward with similar allegations against Chakraborty, laying the foundations for a collective call for justice that saw scores of women in........

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