The Calliper used by the Professor was of thigh length and was not feasible to remove in a short span. Despite this fact, the authorities forced him to remove it for getting scanned on the x-ray machine. The Professor said that he was humiliated to a great extent.
Singh, sardonically, was returning from a conference on "Evidence in Global Disability & Health" in Hyderabad. It was with the intervention of a higher official of Airport, Professor Singh was exempted. It was a pathetic condition experienced by a person who is in a noble profession.
The officials said that they were following the guidelines issued to them. There is no doubt that there should not be any compromise on security related issues. Nevertheless, some sort of exceptions like in Professor Singh’s case may be considered at least for future compliance.