Sudhaa Chandran, a well-known actress and dancer, was interrogated by the Central Industrial Security Force yesterday after she refused to remove her prosthetic limb in order to pass the security check. The renowned actor had made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the occurrence, however after the incident, the CISF issued an apology on Twitter and vowed to look into the problem.
The actress-dancer explained in the video that anytime she travels for work, airport security requires her to remove her prosthetic limb. The actress also asked the Prime Minister to issue a special card for senior folks who are physically impaired.
In response to Sudhaa Chandran’s complaint in which she tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Industrial Security Force apologised to the actress on their official Twitter account. CISF 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.”
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) added, “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 veteran actress in her Instagram video urged the officials to take quick action, She 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.”
Sudhaa Chandran described the incident and 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.”