India’s leftist internet warriors are beginning to realize that the rules are very different when they step out into the real world.
Indigo has suspended Kunal Kamra from using its services for 6 months after his deranged attack on Arnab Goswami on board one of its flights. ” 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 tweeted. ” 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,” it added.
Earlier 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.
While Indigo’s ban might have come swiftly, it still remains to be seen if Kamra will be added to India’s official no-fly list. His addition to the list will ensure that he’ll be barred from taking any flights in India. As per Indian aviation rules, the 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.