CISF isues apology to Sudhaa Chandran after she reveals ordeal of removing prosthetic limb during airport security check


The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has issued an apology to veteran actor and dancer Sudhaa Chandran after she shared her ordeal at the airport due to the 'grilling' that was conducted because of her prosthetic limb. In their apology they have promised that they will look into the matter and will "examine why the lady personnel concerned requested Ms. Sudhaa Chandran to remove the prosthetics.”

CISF responded to Sudhaa's complaint where she also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wrote, "We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to Ms. Sudhaa Chandran. As per protocol, prosthetics are to be removed for security checks only under exceptional circumstances. We will examine why the lady personnel concerned requested Ms. Sudhaa Chandran to remove the prosthetics. We assure Ms.Sudhaa Chandran that all our personnel will be sensitised again on the protocols so that no inconvenience is caused to travelling passengers."

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Sudhaa had shared an Instagram video revealing her misery and humiliation at the airport where she is grilled by security agencies for her prosthetic limb. Despite her requests to the airport authorities to conduct an ETD (Explosive Trace Detector) for her artificial limb, they ask her to remove it every time she travels.  

The actor-dancer had urged PM Modi to issue a card to people with prosthetic limbs just like senior citizens who are issued a card 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 Sudhaa 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. But 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?"

(Source: Instagram)