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Kunal Kamra barred from flying Indigo, Air India

Kumal Kamra. File

Kumal Kamra. File  

Stand-up comedian had recently accosted Arnab Goswami on a Indigo flight

Leading low-cost airline IndiGo on Tuesday night announced that it was suspending stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with IndiGo for six months, as his conduct onboard was unacceptable. Later, Air India announced it would suspend him from flying on any of its flights until further notice.

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Mr. Kamra had earlier tweeted a video where he is seen accosting television journalist Arnab Goswami onboard an Indigo flight. Mr. Goswami does not respond to Mr. Kamra in the 1.51-minute long video. An airhostess is even heard asking the standup comedian to stop taking the video but Mr. Kamra is heard saying he is willing to go to jail for this.

 

Indigo said in the light of the recent incident on board 6E 5317 from Mumbai to Lucknow, it wished to inform that it was suspending Mr. Kamra from flying with it for six months.

“Hereby, we wish to advise our passengers to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst on board, as this can potentially compromise the safety of fellow passengers,” the airline said.

 

Minister of State for Civil Aviation (independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Offensive behaviour designed to provoke and create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable and endangers safety of air travellers. We are left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned.”

"In view of the incident onboard IndiGo, Air India wishes to inform that conduct of Person concerned is unacceptable.With a view to discourage such behavior onboard flights, Kunal Kamra is suspended from flying on any Air India flights until further notice," spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar said.

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The story has been updated with Air India's statement

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