Disability Rights Activist Virali Modi Harassed At Delhi Airport

Wheelchair-bound US citizen and disability rights activist, Virali Modi, had a harrowing time at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday when she was allegedly harassed by a CISF woman constable who insisted she should stand for the mandatory security check procedure. Virali cannot walk or stand and has been paralyzed after a spinal cord injury since 2006.

“I am disabled from the last 13 years. I am unable to walk and stand. I was travelling today (Monday) from IGI Airport, Terminal 3 on a SpiceJet Flight (SG8723) to Mumbai,” Virali wrote in her complaint to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

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.

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