The hits just keep coming for Kunal Kamra.
After Indigo had banned him for six months, and Air India had said he wasn’t allowed to take their flights “until further notice”, Spice Jet has become the latest airline to ban the supposed comedian. ” SpiceJet has decided to suspend Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline till further notice,” the airline tweeted today.
Kamra is being penalized by India’s airlines after he unleashed a deranged attack on Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami while on board an Indigo flight. He had shared a video of himself hectoring Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami in an expletive-filled rant. 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.
The penalties being imposed by airlines are as per Indian aviation rules. India’s National No Fly List identifies disruptive passengers and temporarily prohibits them from boarding flights. Offences are categorised into three levels punishable by lengthier bans — inappropriate physical gestures, verbal harassment and unruly inebriation are Level 1 offences and are punishable with ban of up to 3 months. Physically abusive behaviour, including inappropriate touching, are Level 2 offences punishable by ban of up to 6 months. Any action that threatens the life of a passenger or attempts to damage to aircraft systems constitutes of Level 3 offence and is punishable with a mandatory minimum ban of at least 2 years.
While his inclusion on India’s National No Fly List is not yet confirmed, Kunal Kamra has already been banned by India’s three largest airlines . Until last year, Indigo had a 49 percent market share in India, followed by Spice Jet with 14.8 percent, and Air India with 13.5 percent. As such, Kamra can currently not take more than 77 percent of all domestic Indian flights.
India’s leftist online warriors are learning that unlike on the internet, actions in the real world do have consequences.