The allegations range from Mr Akbar forcibly kissing young interns and interviewing women in his hotel rooms, to offering to set young female employees up with a job and an apartment where he could visit them.
Women can also seek justice under various sections of criminal law as many of them are cognizable, ensuring the police can arrest the harasser if necessary. One woman, Anju Bharti, went to the absurd extent of claiming I was partying in a swimming pool. Women's NGOs had moved the Supreme Court, and eventually, in 1997, it had passed its landmark judgement in the Vishakha versus State of Rajasthan case, laying out directions for all organisations to have mechanisms in place to deal with workplace sexual harassment.
Among other women journalists to have accused Akbar of misconduct are Prerna Singh Bindra, Kanika Gahlaut, Suparna Sharma, Shutapa Paul and Ghazala Wahab.
"Needless to say, I am ready to fight allegations of defamation laid against me, as truth and the absolute truth is my only defence", she said.
Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, is now on an official tour overseas.
"We can't lose this battle". Several other women journalists followed. Last October, Ramani had written an article in Vogue India magazine in which without naming him, she had accused Akbar and making advances more than twenty year ago.
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Reports have claimed that Akbar's official statement regarding the incident will be given later. One can put anything on a website.
Asked about the allegations against Akbar, she said, "It is for the gentleman in question to issue a statement".
Mobashar Jawed Akbar, India's junior foreign minister, returned from government business in Nigeria on Sunday to face mounting allegations he harassed or abused employees during his previous career as a journalist. The minister said while some of these accusations are total, "unsubstantiated hearsay" others confirm, on record, that "I didn't do anything".
"I am deeply disappointed that a Union minister should dismiss the detailed allegations of several women as a political conspiracy", Ms Ramani said in a statement. It is not clear why the case has been filed only against Ramani.
"It is created to push women back into silent compliance and will silence the voices of the many who have not yet spoken up", it said.
The suit filed on behalf of Akbar by counsels Karanjawala and company added that this was enough ground to indicate that the defamatory articles (by Ramani) are "only a figment of her imagination and are only meant to malign the reputation of the complainant".
Over the past week, lists of lawyers willing to work on sexual harassment cases pro bono have circulated on social media, and new allegations against men on social media have emerged.