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Guwahati, November 28, 2018:

A disability rights activist was allegedly lifted up forcefully from her wheelchair by a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Mumbai airport.

Narrating her ordeal on Twitter, Virali Modi, aged 27, said the incident took place on Monday as she was about to catch a flight to London.

“I’m travelling to London from Mumbai via @jetairways and I had the most horrible experience with the CISF staff. After scanning my wheelchair, this insensitive woman was forcing me to stand up, even when I told her repeatedly that I couldn’t,” she tweeted.

Virali alleged she had suffered “major cramps” after the lady CISF staff forcefully pulled her leg up.

“She kept forcing me to stand up and then she went on to say that she’d lift me up and get someone else to pat my backside. After many denied requests, she lifted my leg up forcefully, causing a major cramp,” Virali wrote.

However, the CISF denied the allegations saying the woman staffer was carrying out her mandatory pre-embarkation security check and she was not rude during the interaction.

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