Kunal Kamra flight ban: Parody accounts ‘ban’ his travel by cabs, autos, buses

Parody accounts posing as Twitter handles of Uber cabs, Delhi Transport Corporation, Delhi Auto Association and Bus Union of India posted messages ‘banning’ Kamra from using their services

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NH Web Desk

Even as airlines like Air India, Spice Jet and Go Air responded to Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Puri’s call on twitter to ban noted stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from their flights following the move to impose a 6 month ban on him by Indigo on Tuesday for allegedly heckling television anchor Arnab Goswami on one its flights, a number of parody accounts had a field day mimicking their tweets to ostensibly deny him any mode of travel.

Indigo had posted the following message on its verified Twitter handle following the incident:

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.

Puri had quoted this message to call upon other airlines to follow suit.

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.

Subsequently, Air India had posted:

#FlyAI: In view of the incident onboard @IndiGo6E, Air India wishes to inform that conduct of Person concerned is unacceptable.With a view to discourage such behavior onboard flts, Mr Kunal Kamra is suspended from flying on any Air India flt until further notice.

SpiceJet and Go Air soon followed Air India in imposing an indefinite ban on Kamra on their flights:

SpiceJet has decided to suspend Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline till further notice.

GoAir has suspended Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline till further notice.

On Wednesday, parody accounts of Uber India, DTC, Delhi Auto association and Bus Union of India posted similar messages on Twitter to ‘ban’ Kamra from using their services:

In view of the incident onboard @IndiGo6E, Uber India wishes to inform that conduct of @kunalkamra88 was unacceptable. With a view to discourage such behavior onboard, Mr Kunal Kamra is suspended from traveling on any Uber cab until further notice.

In view of the incident onboard @IndiGo6E, Delhi transport corporation wishes to inform that conduct of @kunalkamra88 was unacceptable, With a view to discourage such behavior onboard, Mr Kunal Kamra is suspended from traveling on any DTC Bus until further notice.

In view of the incident onboard @IndiGo6E, Delhi Auto association wishes to inform that conduct of @kunalkamra88 was unacceptable, With a view to discourage such behavior onboard, Mr Kunal Kamra is suspended from traveling on any CNG Auto in delhi until further notice.

In view of recent incident happened on Indigo flight 6E 5317, we wish to inform that our union has taken unanimous decision of suspending Mr. Kunal Kamra from doing any Bus journey for a period of six months.

Meanwhile, Kamra himself took to Twitter to post a message in a light vein that he was unable even to book rail tickets:

IRCTC ka website Nahi Khul raha... Kare to Kare kya bole toh bole kya

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Published: 29 Jan 2020, 4:42 PM
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