The editorial “Ignorance is not bliss” (July 20), has been published at the most appropriate time, and highlights the plight of crores of people who suffer from the skin condition vitiligo/leucoderma.
It is not just in the field of education where people who suffer from this condition are discriminated against but also during employment and in marriage. The first point of trauma is when such persons are stared at in public places. A young person with such a condition usually suffers depression, low self-esteem and anxiety, which results in a lack of peace of mind. This often forces him to confine himself within the four walls of his home. Hence, his education and future are a question mark. While thanking The Hindu once again for the editorial, we would like to appeal to society with this message: “do not stare at us.”
Leucoderma Awareness Movement – India