Updated on: Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

Day after being 'detained' by police, Licypriya Kangujam returns to protest over Delhi pollution

Licypriya Kangujam at Delhi's Vijay Chowk  |

Licypriya Kangujam at Delhi's Vijay Chowk |


Licypriya Kangujam, the nine-year-old 'environmental activist' hailed by many 'India's Greta Thunberg', on Monday returned to Delhi's Vijay Chowk to protest against the authorities over the rising air pollution in the capital. She was reportedly detained by the Delhi Police on Sunday while protesting the ongoing air pollution crisis in the city and demanding that the government pass a climate change law.

The nine-year-old was later released by the police.

Licypriya's official Twitter handle, managed by her guardians, said, "Sad thing is many media came to cover our protest yesterday and not a single media publish yet. Everyone trying to silencing our voice. I reached out to few international news agencies to amplify our voices. Let’s hope for the best."

"Today I will have a meeting with the Member Secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board. We will address our concern to him," another post said.


Licypriya has been on the public front a constant advocate for environmental protection and called to attention the government's focus during calamities on climate change.

The nine-year-old has also won the International Children's Peace Prize and India Peace Prize for her work.

(The Free Press Journal had earlier covered the bitter tale of young Licypriya's sudden deification on the internet, as well as the media's gullibility to fall for nefarious campaigns using a child's image to further personal agendas.)

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Published on: Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:04 AM IST