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Former minister denies rape accusation, calls it ‘consensual’

In the latest addition to a string of allegations, US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi has accused India’s former Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar of raping her 23 years ago when she was working with him at a newspaper. Akbar has denied the rape accusation, claiming they were in a “consensual” relationship that caused “significant strife” […]