Kunal Kamra banned for heckling Arnab Goswami onboard a flight | WATCH VIDEO


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Kunal Kamra has been banned by IndiGo, Air Inda and Spicejet for heckling Arnab Goswami. The action was prompted by the government. The ban triggered a wave of criticism online that alleged double standards.

IndiGo, Air India and SpiceJet announced they have banned Mr Kamra, a Mumbai-based stand-up comic known for his sharply critical views against the government and government-friendly media networks. This, after he posted a video of him confronting Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV.

The moves came as Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri posted on Twitter: “Offensive behaviour designed to provoke & create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable & endangers safety of air travellers. We are left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned.”

All of the airlines tagged Mr Puri in their tweets announcing their compliance.

However, the action triggered criticism from social media users who recalled how a Republic TV reporter had once similarly heckled opposition’s Tejashwi Yadav, of Bihar’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), onboard a flight.

“So @republic did the same thing what @kunalkamra88 did with Arnab. But only punishment to Kunal. #hypocrisy #ArnabGoswami #kunalkamra,” wrote a Twitter user Prajakat Kamat.

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