‘Stop doing drama’: CISF staff at Delhi’s T3 asks woman on wheelchair to stand
Virali Modi, a disability rights activist, was insisted by CISF woman constable she should stand for mandatory security check at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Virali, who is wheelchair-bound US citizen, cannot walk or stand and has been paralyzed after a spinal cord injury since 2006. The activist said that due to her disability, she had surrendered her personal wheelchair to the check-in counter as cargo and had also been assigned a porter to help her to her seat. When she reached the security check-in point a woman CISF constable started forcing her to stand up although the porter intervened and mentioned repeatedly that Virali could not stand. Virali filed a complaint and demanded a written apology from the authorities.