Indigo, Air India and SpiceJet bans Kunal Kamra for 'slandering' Arnab Goswami, the comedian issues a strong worded open letter


On Tuesday, Kunal Kamra made news while flying to the Uttar Pradesh capital, filming journalist Arnab Goswami while calling him out for his journalism and calling him a ‘coward’ among other things. The video went viral in no time and what followed next was a big controversy. 

IndiGo on Tuesday announced that it was suspending comedian Kunal from flying on the airlines for six months. The airline also advised passengers to avoid “personal slander” of other passengers.

Kunal has tweeted several times on the issue. Reacting to the IndiGo ban, he wrote that a six-month suspension was “very kind” and sought to bring up the fate of Air India.

The ban was then followed by Air India and Spice Jet. 

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Vistara has said it will review the demand and follow due process.

Although Arnab did not react in the course of the video, Kunal uploaded a statement on Twitter which says he called the comedian “mentally unstable.”

Union minister for civil aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, whom IndiGo had tagged in its tweets with the announcement has asked other airlines to impose similar restrictions on Kamra.

Now, Kunal has taken out another statement on his flight bans. 

He also shared a meme featuring himself and Arnab. 


Air India ban is rubbish took air India this morning back to Mumbai...

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Users on Twitter have been divided in their opinion on the incident, some terming it as an act of courage and others, a source of harassment for Arnab.

(Source: Instagram/Twitter)