Delhi: Aug 03, 2010
Exactly a year after parents in Hasegaon of latur district withdrew their children from a school which had eight HIV-positive orphans, the state’s hinterland has thrown up another tale of stigmatisation. Social activists say that the villagers of Longhe near Kolhapur reportedly subjected a HIV-positive widow and her children to such discrimination that the three were forced to flee to Mumbai. The widow was asked to keep away from her work as an anganwadi worker even as her six-year old daughter also HIV positive was denied admission in Longhe village’s only school.
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