Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep S Puri on Tuesday while responding over a discussion on flying ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra in Lok Sabha said that irrelevant of the identity of the person, whether it’s a member of the house or anyone, anybody who dares to threaten the security of the aircraft deserves no consideration.
While speaking in the lower house, Puri said, “He (comedian Kunal Kamra) tried to disrupt normal functioning. It would have gone unnoticed, he recorded the incident himself and put it on social media. The concerned airline put him under no flying period. Others also followed.”
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in Lok Sabha: I don’t care who it is, whether it’s a member of House or anyone. Anybody who threatens the physical security of an aircraft, inside the aircraft while it is airborne deserve no consideration. https://t.co/YR28EOoSaj— ANI (@ANI) March 17, 2020
He added, “I do not care who it is, whether it is a member of house or anyone. Anybody who threatens the physical security of aircraft, inside the aircraft while it is airborne, deserves no consideration.”
The discussion came in the light of Vistara airlines putting a flying ban Kunal Kamra till 27 April recently after the conclusion of the investigation by an internal committee of Indigo regarding the late January incident came into being.
Propagandist Kunal Kamra had resorted to bullying and heckling Journalist Arnab Goswami on a flight in January this year. Despite Arnab continue to ignore him, he continued to heckle the journalist inside the Indigo flight. Kunal Kamra also shot a video of the same and posted it on social media in order to get an ovation from the left brigade but it hit him reverse when the Indigo and other airlines put a ban on Kamra from taking their flights until further notice. After Indigo, Air India, SpiceJet, and GoAir had also blacklisted Kamra, with Air Vistara doing the same recently.