Stand-up Comedian Kunal Kamra had allegedly harassed Arnab Goswami on a flight. The move came hours after national carrier Air India suspended Kamra indefinitely and private airline IndiGo banned him for six months. Kamra can be seen trying to provoke Arnab and get a few words out of him; he throws multiple questions at him and mocks him in order to get the news anchor to speak, which he does not.
The Air India said in a tweet, “Kamra can be seen trying to provoke the journalist and get a few words out of him; he throws multiple questions at him and mocks him in order to get the news anchor to speak, which he does not.”
IndiGo airlines said that, “In light of the recent incident on board 6E 5317 from Mumbai to Lucknow, we wish to inform that we are suspending Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with IndiGo for a period of six months, as his conduct onboard was unacceptable behaviour.” In another tweet IndiGo added, “Hereby, we wish to advise our passengers to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst onboard, as this can potentially compromise the safety of fellow passengers.”
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also shared IndiGo’s tweet and wrote, “Offensive behaviour designed to provoke & create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable & endangers safety of air travellers. We are left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned.”