Over the centuries leprosy affected persons have been stigmatized, Misconceptions, deformities, non-availability of effective medicines were some of the reasons. Society & family members segregated them from the main stream.
Leprosy affected persons have left no option but to take shelter either in Asylums or in leprosy self-settled colonies. Law also discriminates affected persons. Indian Acts are having derogatory provisions against affected persons. As a result many of them are living in miserable conditions.
This initiative helped to have a networking with the leprosy colonies. To improve the conditions of leprosy affected persons the National Forum India was registered as a public trust in the year 2011.