Five Times Indian Airports Have Treated Differently-Abled People With Terrible Insensitivity



Last week, Aditya Mehta, a two-time paralympic medalist, was asked to strip and remove his prosthetic leg as part of security checks at two Indian airports within a span few days. In a series of Facebook posts, Mehta wrote of his right to dignity and the need to install more sensitive security procedures for differently-abled people.
 It was a grim reminder of the challenges faced by differently-abled persons while travelling in India. From being asked to strip at security checks or being asked to get off an airplane, there are countless example of people with disabilities being treated with insensitivity. Activists say that these incidents occur repeatedly because of a lack of protocol and training.

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