Delhi high court has refused to entertain a plea seeking quashing of ban imposed by several airlines on comedian Kunal Kamra for heckling Arnab Goswami
Bengaluru: The Delhi high court has put comedian Kunal Kamra in his place.
He had filed a petition against the flying ban imposed on him by Indigo, Air Vistara and several other airlines. The ban was enforced after he heckled journalist Arnab Goswami during a flight from Mumbai to Lucknow in January.
The court observed that "his behaviour of heckling in-flight cannot be allowed."
So the court dismissed his plea to lift the ban.
The flight, Indigo flight 6E-5317, on which Arnab and Kamra were travelling was taxiing before take-off when Kamra walked up to Arnab. While air hostesses tried their best to pacify comedian, he refused to take his seat. Instead, he is reported to have said, “I want to talk to ‘this man’” which only meant Arnab Goswami.
During his polemic against the famous journo, he is said to have used profane language and even terms like “bas***d” and lamented that he had ruined his life, forcing him to take some mental help.
After his histrionics, the flight did take off after delays. But Kamra did not stop his vulgar and dangerous behaviour. When the air hostess asked Arnab if he knew who the man, Arnab is said to have told them that he seems to be a “mentally disturbed” man.
Even during the journey, it is said Kamra kept on abusing Arnab as he was watching a movie on his laptop. As the abuses and rantings went on, Arnab remained stoic. But this angered Kamra so much that he shoved his hand. But again, Arnab remained calm and told him politely not to do such things.
Sources had also added that the pilot had to intervene and asked Kamra to take his seat, adding that movement while a journey was on was not acceptable.
And as the flight reached its destination, Arnab deboarded the flight and left almost immediately, but Kamra continued to spray more abuses.
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Last Updated Mar 20, 2020, 2:25 PM IST