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The Sins Of The Father

Licypriya Kangujam should have been the toast of town, our own Greta. Instead, the 9-year-old Manipuri climate activist now has to navigate the smog left behind by a conman father.

The Sins Of The Father
The Sins Of The Father
outlookindia.com
2021-06-18T15:12:46+05:30

Kanarjit Kangujam, father of Manipuri climate activist Licypriya Kangujam, has been arrested on charges of forgery and cheating, and is facing severe criticism for using his minor daughter enact his elaborate scam that spans several countries.

Kangujam (in pic) was arr­ested on May 31 from Delhi where he has been ­“absconding” since 2016 after leaving his home state Manipur, where he is being probed by pol­ice for multiple charges of cheating. Delhi Police acted on a request from their Manipur counterparts, who had put out a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on his whereabouts.

Licypriya, 9, known as the Indian Greta Thunberg after the young Swedish activist, is well known ­globally since she ­add­ressed the COP25 ­climate conference in Madrid in 2019, when she was just eight and had alr­eady dropped out of school to give wings to her dreams. She had urged the world to “act now against climate change” at the meet and later ­fam­ously staged a demonstration in front of Parliament in New Delhi,...

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