Lucknow Politician Calls Manipur Climate Activist Licypriya Kangujam ‘Foreigner’

Licypriya Kangujam

One of the youngest climate activists from Manipur Licypriya Kangujam who led the battle from the front against climate change was called a ‘Foreigner’ in a tweet by the digital coordinator of Samajwadi Party Manish Jagan Agrawal.   

In a befitting reply 10-year-old Kangujam from Northeast India slammed Agrawal for calling her a foreigner on Twitter after sharing her photo with a placard near the Taj Mahal.

Agrawal wrote, “Foreign tourists are also forced to show a mirror to the BJP ruled Yogi government. Yamuna ji is full of filth under the BJP government, this filth is a bad stain on the beauty of the Taj Mahal,

It is very shameful for foreign tourists to show a mirror to the government, this image of India and UP has been created by the BJP government.”

The political analysts’ tone-deaf tweet calling Kangujam, who belongs to the North-eastern part of India, a “foreigner”, highlighted how people from that part of India are subjected to prejudice, bias, and racism by their own countrymen.

 

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