Dancer Sudhaa Chandran posts message tagging PM Modi after being asked to remove prosthetic limb; CISF issues apology | Latest News India

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sudhaa Chandran, famend Bharatanatyam dancer and actress, on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to situation senior citizen playing cards so that folks belonging to that age group should not have to face hassles whereas checking in by airport safety.


Chandran in an Instagram put up revealed that she was asked to remove her prosthetic limb throughout the safety test. Chandran, who lost her leg in an accident, made a comeback and received accolades as a dancer in addition to an actor. She mentioned that the method of opening her prosthetic leg is painful and airport authorities have been requested each time to use ETD (Explosive Trace Detector) however to no avail.

“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,” Chandran mentioned in a video put up on Instagram.

“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? It is my humble request to you Modi ji that please give senior citizens a card that says they are senior citizen,” she additional added.

Chandran mentioned that she didn’t like being grilled each time she had to undergo the airport safety and requested the central authorities to take immediate motion.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday issued an apology by way of a tweet and mentioned that authorities are wanting into the difficulty. “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,” the CISF mentioned in a collection of tweets. 

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