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#MeToo: Congress President Rahul Gandhi says high time everyone learns to treat women with respect

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 12 Oct 2018, 12:54:23 PM
Breaking | #MeToo: Congress President Rahul Gandhi voices support for movement

New Delhi:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday voiced his support for the #MeToo movement nad said, "It's about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. I’m glad the space for those who don't, is closing. The truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring about change. (sic)"

The #MeToo movement gained momentum last year in Hollywood after various stories about decades-long predation of movie producer Harvey Weinstein came to the fore. In India, it gathered pace after actor Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of the 2008-film Horn ‘OK’ Please!!!

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Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni supported the #MeToo movement on Thursday, saying it will help create an atmosphere for women with the lesser courage to speak out on sexual harassment incidents. Rahul Gandhi on Thursday had told media persons that we would comment on the issue at a press conference later. "#MeToo is a very big issue and I will comment on that issue at a press conference later. I will give my detailed view," Gandhi had told.

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First Published : 12 Oct 2018, 12:03:27 PM