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HIV kids face boycott in Kerala school

Pampady (Kerala), June 25
Five HIV positive children in Mar Dionysius Primary school in Kottayam district face a boycott with most of the parents today refusing to send their wards to the institution and even threatening to withdraw the kids.

Only three children attended classes in the school in Pampady as parents continued to protest the presence of the five afflicted children.

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA), which met today, formed a five-member committee to take a decision within three days on their future course of action, said school manager, Paulose Mar Pachomios Thirumeni.

The HIV positive students, studying in classes two and three, also did not turn up as the vehicle carrying them to school had developed some complaints, said the authorities of ‘Asha Kiran’, the rehabilitation centre, where the afflicted children are staying The five children were refused permission to continue with their studies in the school in December last after parents of other students came to know about their HIV status.

After the government put pressure on the school authorities, the students were re-admitted on June 18 this year. — PTI

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