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CWC orders inquiry on  HIV+ minors in Hyderabad cleaning manholes

Two HIV positive girls were allegedly made to clean a manhole in an orphanage, 

Published: 24th April 2017 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2017 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A day after the supervisor and warden of AGAPE, the orphanage that looks after HIV positive children, were taken into custody for making two HIV positive girls clean a manhole in the orphanage, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) for Rangareddy district has ordered an inquiry from the deputy commissioner of police.

“It is a blatant violation of child rights especially at a time when even the Supreme Court has banned manual scavenging in the country. We are taking the matter seriously. As the incident took place in the weekend, we are most likely to receive the report on Monday. The committee will be summoning caretakers of the orphanage on Tuesday,” informed V Padmavathi, member CWC, RR district. 

More than 200 HIV positive children who are under the orphanage’s care, which is located in Swaroopnagar, Uppal have not been moved yet. The orphanage also has a special school a few km away for these children.



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