CISF apologizes to Sudha Chandran for asking to remove prosthesis at airport

The CISF apologized to Sudha Chandran after she felt insulted when she was asked to remove the prosthesis at the airport. (Photo Credits: PTI File)

The CISF apologized to Sudha Chandran after she felt insulted when she was asked to remove the prosthesis at the airport. (Photo Credits: PTI File)

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force on Friday apologized to renowned dancer and actress Sudha Chandran after she said she felt disappointed and humiliated when she was recently asked to remove her prosthesis during a security check at an airport. Was being

“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to Sudha Chandran. As per protocol, prosthetics are to be removed for security checks only in special circumstances. We will investigate why the women personnel concerned requested Ms. Sudha Chandran to remove the prosthetics .

“We assure Ms Sudha Chandran that all our personnel will be re-sensitized on protocol so that no inconvenience is caused to the traveling passengers,” the CISF tweeted. 64 civil airports in the country.

Chandran had earlier released a video statement on a social media platform saying it was very “disappointing and humiliating” for her to be asked by a woman personnel of the central force to remove her prosthesis.

The 56-year-old is a skilled Bharatnatyam dancer and the incident is said to have happened at the Mumbai airport on Thursday.

In his video statement, Chandran has made a “humble appeal” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a provision for a certificate or a card that can be easily used by specially-abled people for easy security checks at airports and other public places. be displayed.

Chandran said that he “danced with a prosthesis and made history and made the country very proud”.

“But every time I go on my professional trips, every time I am stopped at the airport and when I request security, I request the CISF authorities to kindly put an ETD (explosive) for my prosthesis. trace detector) test, yet they want me to remove my prosthesis and show them,” she said.

Chandran said she stood by all the safety protocols laid down by the CISF, but it is “very frustrating and humiliating at times when I am asked to show or remove my prosthesis”.

“Is it humanly possible Modi ji?” Chandran asked.

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