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Locals of swine flu victim face severe form of discrimination

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After the news of the dead of the first swine flu patient, locals of the victim lady are now facing severe form of discrimination. Their children are now avoided from school and people treated the people of the area as untouchable.
Locals of the victim lady, who had succumbed to her illness of Swine flu yesterday, today staged a sit-in-demonstration to draw notice of the concern authority over the kind of discrimination being met by the children and local people at the aftermath of the dead of the victim lady. The sit-in-demonstration organized by Locality Implement Committee and Society for Women Empowerment was staged today at Brahmapur Bachaspati Leikai. Speaking to reporters, a member of the organizers said that due to proper awareness of swine flu, people of the locality particularly the children and near and dear ones of the victim lady are facing severe form of discrimination after the news of her dead. Van drivers had stopped picking up the children of the area for schools, and attitude shown by people of other area towards the people of the area by avoiding them had made their life more difficult.
Doctors at RIMS had yesterday said that there is no need to panic among the people of the locality and there is no danger in taking part in the funeral service of the victim lady. 

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