Comedian Kunal Kamra, who always take place in headlines every other day for the kind of ‘tweets’ he makes to others for sharing his opinions on many political matters including the current riots happening in major parts of the country against the CAA, his name flashed more on newspapers ever since he took a dig at anchor Arnab Goswami on a flight to Lucknow.
The former kept asking the anchor questions which the latter did not pay heed to. This uncalled for behaviour of Kamra was criticised by many from the right-wing & many politicians from the centre called out Kunal for his misbehaviour.
Following the incident, Kamra was banned from flying in IndiGo for six months after he tweeted his video with the anchor where the comedian jeered the latter on board a flight from Mumbai to Lucknow. Now, recent reports suggest that IndiGo’s internal committee after investigating the matter has decided to reduce the flying ban of Kamra from six months to three months which will be effective from January, 28.
Offences are also categorized into 3 levels. Level 1 indicates a verbally unruly behaviour with a ban for 3 months. Level 2 indicates an unruly physical behaviour with a ban of 6 months. And, Level 3 indicates life-threatening behaviour with a ban of at least 2 years.A 3-month ban is imposed when an offence is categorized as Level 1 & as per the norms is considered to be the least critical.
Following what IndiGo initially did to ban Kamra for six months, SpiceJet, GoAir & Air India also banned him for an indefinite period. Only Vistara & Air Asia India did not put a flying ban on him giving due processes.
However, post a petition filed by Kamra challenging his flying ban in Delhi High Cour , IndiGo’s committee admitted to the court during the hearing that it has approved a flying ban of 3 months on Kamra.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister, advised other airlines as well to put across similar restrictions on Kamra post the decision taken by IndiGo.
IndiGo however, declined to quote anything regarding the matter citing that it is under legal consideration.