Quarantine of PLWHAS in Mumbai
Airport was just not enough to demonstrate the level of
discrimination against PLHAs by the Maharashtra police.
The following is the details fo yet another shocking incident
and that too by the government officials.
Mr. X, a police constable working in the Jail Chandrapur a
small district in Maharashtra (India) came to know about
status when he went to the government doctor with a complaint
of Herpes Zoster. He was directed for the +ve test and it was
confirmed too. In a good faith he came and told this to his
senior officer. After some days he got a letter of transfer to
Buldana district Jail from his superior and he was told that
it was a routine transfer.
When he reported on duty with the letter of transfer in the
other district jail, to his utter shock he learnt that there
everyone knows of his status. An other shock came when he was
given a typed letter from that Jailer stating that since he is
+ve, he and his wife has to look out for another accommodation
than that of the Govt. premises. That he will not be allowed
to avail the facilities like washing clothes, taking bathe,
shaving etc. due to his status. Mentally disturbed X argued
with his superior on this and other shock.
He was badly beaten by the Jailer and his subordinates in the
jail so that he could leave the premises immediately. X fell
on the ground in an unconscious state and was immediately
taken to the govt. hospital for treatment. After releasing
from hospital he immediately went and lodge a complaint with
another police station about his incidence.
X, contacted Udaan office in Chandrapur and he was referred to
the Secretariat in Mumbai. With the help of Lawyers Collective
necessary required formalities are being completed so that a
legal case is filed in the High court soon demanding Justice.
Government has spent so much money on sensitization and still
these incidents are taking place every day.
It is really sad that after Quarantine, the false report from
UNAIDS (by Dr. Mishra) follows and the incidents of atrocities
continues and that too from the RAKSHAKS themselves...what new
we are going to have now.
We need your suggestions as to where do we go from here now.
If we raise our voice we are termed at bad people and if we
keep quite we are being killed.