The year-old #MeToo movement has long failed to take root in India, but a Bollywood actresses accusations of sexual harassment appear to be empowering women to speak out at last.
In recent days other Bollywood figures, a comedian, a best-selling author and top journalists have all found themselves accused of abusing their positions to behave improperly towards women.
India’s abysmal record on sexual violence has been the focus of international attention since the gang-rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in 2012 sparked nationwide protests.
The incident led to tougher sentences and reforms in the country’s rape laws but sexual crime remains rampant.
For vast numbers of women, life remains grim — and with no access to Twitter to seek justice.
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