Paralympian asked to remove prosthetic legs at Bengaluru airport

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New Delhi, 13 Oct: Yet again the silver medallist Paralympian Aditya Mehta felt the pain of dishonour after he was asked to remove his prosthetic legs for a security check at the Bengaluru airport on Tuesday.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer told Aditya to remove his prosthetic legs despite of his request while he was about to board a flight to Hyderabad.

“They were aware of my condition but still they did not listen to me. They mocked at me with a look of self-satisfaction. I bled because of the process and I am filing a complaint against the authorities because I can’t wear my prosthetic legs for the next four five days. My injury is aggravated,” Aditya said.

However, it is not the first time, the similar case was held two months ago surprisingly at the same airport.

Aditya expressed his anger via facebook. He wrote: Yet again I was forced to remove my prosthetic leg at KIA, Bangalore. Possibly a generous Dussehra gift from CIfc SF – Central Industrial Security Force.

“Sarcasm aside, in my earlier posts, I have already mentioned how painful the procedure is to remove the prosthetics and wear it back. Worth mentioning is the psychological scar that it can leave on a physically challenged person’s mind. Thankfully, I am not that weak mentally. Because this gives me another opportunity to champion the cause for my extended family of physically challenged people in India,” he added.

The silver medallist at the Asian Para-Cycling Championship 2013 demanded that there should be a full body scanner so that there should be no need to remove prosthesis.

Wefornews Bureau

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