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Sexual Harassment & Misconduct

Police personnel outside BJP MLA Ramesh Jharakiholi's residence during his press conference over the alleged allegations of sexual harassment against him, in Bengaluru.

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Police arrest three persons for setting ablaze a college student after a failed rape attempt, in Shahjahanpur district.

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BJP women activists shout slogans during a protest against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde, at Bandra in Mumbai. Munde is facing allegations of 'rape' and sexual harassment from a woman, claimed to be a playback singer.

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BJP women activists shout slogans during a protest against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde, in Thane. Munde is facing allegations of 'rape' and sexual harassment from a woman, claimed to be a playback singer.

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CBI officials arrive to investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.

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CBI officials arrive to investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.

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Students of Jhansi University stage a protest demanding stringent punishment against all the accused involved in the alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl at a hostel inside Government Polytechnic College, in Jhansi.

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Police arrested all accused involved in the alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl yesterday at a hostel inside Government Polytechnic College, in Jhansi.

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Congress Party workers hold placards during their candlelight vigil demanding justice for Hathras victim, in New Delhi.

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Congress Party workers hold placards during their candlelight vigil demanding justice for Hathras victim, in New Delhi.

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Police stand guard as members of various civil society organisations protest demanding justice to Hathras alleged gang-rape victim, in Thane.

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A man holds her daughter during a protest march by workers of Bathinda Social Group demanding justice for Hathras victim, in Bathinda.

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Activists hold placards during a protest demanding justice for the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after four men allegedly gang-raped and assaulted her last month, at Ambedkar Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam women's wing Secretary Kanimozhi along with party workers holds a candle during a protest march over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, in Chennai.

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Students during a protest rally over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago in Hathras (UP), in Kolkata.

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Citizen Forum activists hold placards and banners during a protest march over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, in Amritsar.

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Police personnel try to stop Congress workers while they were on their way to Mahatma Gandhi statue during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago in Hathras (UP), in Gurugram.

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Congress supporters being detained by police during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Surat.

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Dalit leader Udit Raj with party workers during their Delhi to Hathras Nyay March demanding justice for the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after being allegedly gang raped, in New Delhi.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) senior leaders and supporters stage a protest over alleged gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, in Ranchi.

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Police personnel baton charge on Samajwadi Party workers during their visit to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras.

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Police personnel try to stop RLD and Samajwadi Party workers during their visit to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras.

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Police personnel baton charge on RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary and party workers during their visit to Hathras to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago.

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Lawyers during a silent protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Mumbai.

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Protestors hold placards during a protest condemning the alleged gang rape and killing of a Dalit woman, in Bengaluru. Protestors have been demanding the dismissal of the government of the northern Indian state where the 19-year-old woman from the country's lowest caste was allegedly gang raped and later died in a hospital.

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Bhim Army President Chandrashekhar Azad along with party workers on his way to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, at Sasni road in Hathras.

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Congress party workers stage a protest, demanding the transfer of Hathras district Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar after a 19-year-old Dalit woman died after being allegedly gang-raped, Lucknow.

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Activists light candles during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Bhopal.

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Social activists stage " Sandle and Candle' march to protest against the Hathras incident, in Bhopal.

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Shiv Sena party youth wing activists hold posters of Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his eyes covered with a face mask, during a protest condemning the alleged gang rape and killing of a Dalit woman, in Mumbai. Protestors have been demanding the dismissal of the government of the northern Indian state where the 19-year-old woman from the country's lowest caste was allegedly gang raped and later died in a hospital. Dalits, formerly known as “untouchables” and at the bottom of India’s Hindu caste hierarchy, are victims of thousands of attacks each year. According to human rights organizations, Dalit women are particularly vulnerable to caste-based discrimination and sexual violence.

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Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress activists burn an effigy protesting over the death of a 32-year-old Dalit woman, who was allegedly gang-raped and died by suicide in Narsinghpur district in Bhopal.

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Activists light candles during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Gurugram.

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Activists of various organizations during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Kolkata.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers her condolences to the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers her condolences to the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Rajesh Tiwari, security counsellor and in-charge of disaster management with the Bhopal Railway Division, one of the accused in the alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old woman is being taken to the court in Bhopal.

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Bollywood actress Payal Ghosh leaves after registering a complaint against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at Versova Police Station, in Mumbai.

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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in his rape trial in New York.

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for Harvey Weinstein's jury selection in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges in New York.

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Actor Rose McGowan, right, speaks at a news conference as actor Rosanna Arquette, center left, listens outside a Manhattan courthouse after the arrival of Harvey Weinstein, in New York. Weinstein and several women who have accused him of sexual misconduct converged at the New York City courthouse ahead of his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel during a meeting with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati regarding the cases of crimes against women in the state, Lucknow.

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The woman law student, who alleged BJP leader Chinmayanand of sexual misconduct and harassment, being taken to the court after she was taken into custody by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on charges of alleged extortion and blackmail, in Shahjahanpur.

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Former party MP Chinmayanand Swami (L) with then BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, outside Parliament in New Delhi. The Supreme Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government Monday to set up SIT headed by IG-rank officer to look into the allegations of alleged sexual harassment by a Shahjahanpur law student.

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Thousands of women protest during a nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, Switzerland. Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence against women.

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BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur consoles the mother of the 8-year- old girl child who was allegedly killed after being raped, in Bhopal.

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Protesters decry the clean chit given to Gogoi

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Women activists shout slogans during a protest against a court inquiry that cleared India's chief justice of sexual harassment allegations made by a former employee at his official residence, in New Delhi.

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A woman activist shouts slogans against Indian Chief justice from the police van after she was detained during a protest in New Delhi.

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Women activists shout slogans against Chief justice of India from the police van after they were detained and taken to police station during a protest in New Delhi. The protest was against a court inquiry which has cleared India's chief justice of sexual harassment allegations made by a former employee at his official residence in New Delhi.

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Women activists protesting against against the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case at Rajeev Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Women activists protesting against against the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case at Rajeev Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Narayan Sai is escorted by the police at the District and Sessions Court in Surat. The court sentenced Narayan Sai, the son of rape convict Asaram, to life imprisonment.

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Members of the Security Council vote on a resolution concerning sexual violence during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters.

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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.

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R. Kelly walks out of Cook County Jail with his defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, after posting $100,000 bail, in Chicago. The R&B star walked out of a Chicago jail after posting $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls.

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Bollywood actors Richa Chaddha and Chitrangada Singh support 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors raising awareness about sexual violence, as they reach Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actors Richa Chaddha and Chitrangada Singh support 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors raising awareness about sexual violence, as they reach Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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Participants of 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors who are raising awareness about sexual violence, reach Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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A woman takes photo as she participates in 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors who are raising awareness about sexual violence, reaches Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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Participants listen to a speaker during a rally to highlight issues of sexual violence in New Delhi.

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Participants raise their mobile phones during a rally to highlight issues of sexual violence in New Delhi.

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A woman raises a slogan during a rally to highlight issues of sexual violence in New Delhi. The rally marked the culmination of, what a press release says is, a 10,000-kilometer long march across India to raise awareness on sexual violence, ending stigma against victims and the barriers women and children face in accessing justice.

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A participant of 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors who are raising awareness about sexual violence, reach Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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A display of installation at Ramlila Maidan as participants of 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors raising awareness about sexual violence, in New Delhi.

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Participants of 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors who are raising awareness about sexual violence, reach Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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Rape survivors and activists participates in 'Dignity March', comprising rape and sexual violence survivors who are raising awareness about sexual violence, as it reaches Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

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Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly arrived at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

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Demonstrators chant during an R. Kelly protest outside Sony headquarters, in New York. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly." He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.

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BJP state President Dilip Ghosh and state BJP Mahila Morcha President Locket Chatterjee with party activists participate in a candle light rally to protest against the alleged gang rape of BJP karyakarta's wife, in Kolkata.

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BJP Mohila Morcha activists sitting on the road at Hazra crossing to block the road near West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's Kalight residence during their rally to protest against the alleged brutal gangrape of BJP Karyakartas wife at Khardah in Kolkata.

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Advocate and mediator Varuna Bhandari, with an employee of Doordarshan Television Network who was allegedly sexually harassed by superiors, addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur, after a woman allegedly threw ink on his face while he was being taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018.

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Union minister MJ Akbar, at his residence in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Akbar on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018, announced resignation from his designation as Minister of State for External Affairs in the light of recent allegations against him for sexual misconduct.

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Harvey Weinstein removes his jacket as he passes through a security checkpoint upon arriving at New York Supreme Court in New York. Judge James Burke will decide on the future of Weinstein's sexual assault case, which has been clouded by allegations that police acted improperly in the investigation that led to his arrest.

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Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi attends 'Nirbhaya Chetna Diwas', a day to honour Nirbhaya and to help to create awareness regarding women safety, in New Delhi.

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Namaste England, the film was to be called, and its (possibly) oafish director thought a corny desi name gave him the lic­ence to misbehave with a beautiful ingenue by promising her a lead role in it. Iranian actor Elnaaz Norouzi’s pained allegations scorched the front pages of a tabloid in shame. Till the charges are acted upon, we stand by the petite Sacred Games star.

Google employees walk off the job to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct in New York. Employees staged walkouts at offices from Tokyo to Singapore to London.

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Meredith Whittaker, a research scientist at New York University who leads Google's Open Research Group, addresses hundreds of Google employees during a protest rally in New York.

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A worker carries a sign during a protest against Google's handling of sexual misconduct allegations at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.

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Workers protest against Google's handling of sexual misconduct allegations at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.

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A worker protests against Google's handling of sexual misconduct claims at the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters. Hundreds of employees gathered in the campus' main quad to rally against sexual harassment.

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Google employee Kiwoba Allaire protests against Google's handling of sexual misconduct claims in Mountain View, California. Allaire joined hundreds of workers who walked out of Google headquarters.

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Workers leave Google's Mountain View, California, main quad after some Google employees walked off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives.

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Google employees fill Harry Bridges Plaza in front of the Ferry Building during a walkout in San Francisco.

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Google employees march down the Embarcadero during a walkout in San Francisco. Hundreds of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. In the background is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Google employees hold up signs during a walkout rally at Harry Bridges Plaza in San Francisco.

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People leave Google's Mountain View, California, main quad after some Google employees walked off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives.

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Google employees walk off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives in New York.

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Workers protest against Google's handling of sexual misconduct allegations at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.

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Monica (left) and Kiran say that after sunset hooligans sexually harass girls on the MD University campus.

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Sonika Mallik, 19, says a shop-owner told her she only has to keep him “happy” to get a job in his showroom.

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Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar leaves MEA at South Block, in New Delhi

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Congress party workers standing on police barricades shout slogans against India's junior external affairs minister M.J.Akbar during a protest in New Delhi

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Indian policemen push back Congress party workers during a protest against India's junior external affairs minister M.J.Akbar in New Delhi, India

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Indian policemen detain a Congress party worker during a protest against India's junior external affairs minister M.J.Akbar in New Delhi

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Bollywood actress Pooja Mishra speaks during a press conference in Mumbai.

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An Indian journalist holds a placard demanding the removal of the country's Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi.

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