38.6c New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 30, 2024
CelebStreet

Kunal Kamra Suspended From Flying By 4 Airlines Including IndiGo

By LawStreet News Network      29 January, 2020 06:01 PM      0 Comments
Kunal Kamra Suspended From Flying By 4 Airlines Including IndiGo

India's largest airline, IndiGo on January 28, 2020 late night suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for six months for heckling Republic TV channel journalist and founder, Arnab Goswami while he was onboard the same flight. Later, for the same reason Air India also suspended him until further notice.

Arnab Goswami was flying from Mumbai to Lucknow in IndiGo flight bearing 6E 5317 serial number. Kunal Kamra was also present in the same flight. Kamra then filmed a 1 minute 51 seconds video and uploaded it on Twitter. In the video Kamra is seen asking questions, such as “Are You a Journalist or a Coward?”, to Arnab Goswami, he also called him Coward. He also said in the video that he knew what he was doing was against regulations and he might go to jail for his act but still he dares to do this for Rohith Vemula’s mother. He asked him to go and read Rohith Vemula’s 10 pages suicide letter so that he may have some emotions or some heart or become human. 

Rohith Vemula was a Ph.D. scholar in University of Hyderabad. He committed suicide on January 17, 2020 as he was continuously tortured by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) wing in his university. He left a 10 pages suicide letter before committing suicide. In his searing letter talking of unfinished dreams and how he felt his “birth was his fatal accident”

Arnab Goswami is seen in the video not reacting to Kamra and watching a video on his laptop, with earphones in his ears.

After the video went viral on social media, IndiGo suspended Kamra from flying for six months with them. It said that such misbehaviour will not be tolerated.

"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. 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," said IndiGo on Twitter.

To which Kunal Kamra replied to IndiGo's tweet by thanking them for the decision they have made. Later in his tweet he also told that at the end of the flight that he personally apologised to every passenger, except one, and also to the pilots for the trouble which he caused to them.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in his tweet condemned such behaviour and asked other airlines to do the same thing that IndiGo has done.

Following which Go Air, SpiceJet also suspended him till the further notice. Approx. 77.77% airlines have suspended him from flying up till now. Other airlines have not responded yet in this matter. Total 4 airlines have suspended.

After SpiceJet suspended him from flying. Arnab Goswami tweet “Modiji can I walk yaan uspe bhi baan hai….”

Many other stand up comedians such as Rohan Joshi, Anirban Das have tweeted in support of Kunal Kamra. While others like NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan have condemned such act. Currently, tweet war is going on this issue. Various memes are being used to troll each other.

The Twitter post by Kamra went instantly viral. 'Arnab', 'Indigo' (sic), 'Kamra' and 'Kunal' have been top Twitter trends on Tuesday. At around 21:30, there were 122,000 tweets about Arnab, 32,000 tweets about IndiGo and 64,000 tweets about Kamra.

Author – Satwik Sharma

 



Share this article:

User Avatar
About:


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

aap-minister-atishi-summoned-by-delhi-court-in-bjp-defamation-case-to-appear-on-jun-29
Trending Judiciary
AAP Minister Atishi summoned by Delhi Court in BJP defamation case, to appear on Jun 29

A Delhi Court has summoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Atishi in a defamation case by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor.

29 May, 2024 12:44 PM
sikkim-high-court-announces-menstrual-leave-for-female-employees
Trending Judiciary
Sikkim High Court Announces Menstrual Leave for Female Employees [Read Order]

Sikkim High Court grants 2-3 days of menstrual leave monthly to female employees, requiring Medical Officer approval, without deducting from regular leave accounts.

29 May, 2024 01:15 PM

TOP STORIES

live-coverage-in-depth-exploration-of-bhartiya-sakshya-adhiniyam-bsa-at-dhcba-lecture-series
Trending Events & Opportunity
LIVE Coverage: In-Depth Exploration of Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) at DHCBA Lecture Series [Watch Live]

LIVE Coverage: DHCBA Lecture Series explores the Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), 2023 with Justice Bhambhani & Senior Advocate Jayant Mehta. Tune in at 5pm on LawStreet Journal!

24 May, 2024 11:30 AM
bjp-moves-supreme-court-against-calcutta-high-courts-ban-on-derogatory-ads-targeting-tmc
Trending Judiciary
BJP Moves Supreme Court Against Calcutta High Court's Ban on "Derogatory" Ads Targeting TMC

BJP moves Supreme Court against Calcutta High Court order banning "derogatory" ads targeting TMC during Lok Sabha elections, seeks urgent hearing.

24 May, 2024 12:12 PM
demand-notice-via-courier-valid-in-cheque-bounce-cases-allahabad-high-court
Trending Judiciary
Demand Notice via courier valid in cheque bounce cases: Allahabad High Court [Read Order]

Allahabad HC rules demand notices via courier valid for cheque bounce cases under Section 138 NI Act, but service presumption needs registered post amendment.

24 May, 2024 01:44 PM
cant-interrupt-in-between-polls-sc-declines-to-consider-plea-for-uploading-voters-turnout-data
Trending Judiciary
'Can't interrupt in between polls,' SC declines to consider plea for uploading voters turnout data

SC declines plea to upload voter turnout data during ongoing polls, citing the need to avoid interruptions and uphold electoral integrity, pending further examination.

24 May, 2024 02:06 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email