Please give senior citizens a card: Sudha Chandran makes an appeal to PM Modi after airport officials ask her to 'remove artificial limb'


Sudha Chandran is 'totally hurt' after a recent incident that happened at an airport. The renowned actress and dancer, in a post on Instagram, made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue a card to senior citizens like her as a measure to skip the grilling by the airport authorities. Sudha, who lost her leg in an accident, is working using a prosthetic foot. 

In the video on Instagram, Sudha mentioned PM Modi and said, "Good evening, this is a very personal note that I want to tell to our dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, this is an appeal to the central government, I am Sudha Chandran, an actress and dancer by profession, who has danced with an artificial limb and created history and made my country very proud of me."

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She further revealed that the airport authorities ask her to remove her artificial limb despite requesting them to conduct an ETD (Explosive Trace Detector). Sudha added, "Every time that I go on my professional visits, each time, am stopped at the airport and when I request them at the security, to the CISF officers that please do an ETD (Explosive Trace Detector) for my artificial limb, they still want me to remove my artificial limb and show it to them. Is this humanly possible, Modi ji? Is this what our country is talking about? Is this the respect that a woman gives to another woman in our society? It is my humble request to you Modi ji that please give senior citizens a card that says they are senior citizen."

In her caption, she said, "Totally hurt ....each time going thru this grill is very very hurting....hope my message reaches te state Nd central govt authorities....and expecting a prompt action .....(sic)"

Sudha, who started learning dance at a young age, met with an accident. She lost her foot due to medical negligence. The actress and dancer chose to return to work with the help of a prosthetic leg, also known as Jaipur foot.   

(Source: Instagram)