Kunal Kamra is realizing that he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
Minutes after Indigo banned him from using its services for six months, India’s Civil Aviation Minister said that it would recommend all other airlines to impose similar restrictions. “Offensive behaviour designed to provoke & create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable & endangers safety of air travellers,” said Hardeep Singh Puri. “We are left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned,” he added.
Just minutes earlier, Indigo, the airline on which Karma had unleashed a deranged attack on journalist Arnab Goswami, had banned Kamra for six months. ” 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,” Indigo had tweeted.
At 4 pm today, Kunal Kamra had shared a video of himself hectoring Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami in an expletive-filled rant aboard an Indigo flight. Kamra had taunted Goswami as a “coward”, and described himself as a member of the “Tukde Tukde gang.” He had then then gone off on a incoherent rant, repeatedly asking Arnab to confront him. Arnab had ignored Kamra completely, at which point Kamra had lost his cool and used the f-word several times.