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‘Love will keep ‘em alive’

Published: 05/17/2010

Religious leaders from the city joined hands with many NGOs to observe the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on Sunday. The religious leaders emphasised that the HIV affected persons often face discrimination and hence they lose the interest in living.
“It is discrimination that kills them and if they can get love, they can live a long healthy life,” said Moulana Abdul Mohammad Ibrahim. Sister Sahaya Mary too stressed upon the need for love.
Around 200 HIV positive persons, of whom 80 were women and children, participated in the event.
A two-minute silence was observed in memory of those who have passed away because of AIDS.
The event concluded with people pledging “not to discriminate those living with HIV” after lighting the candles.

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