Mumbai: Reacting on the fly ban imposed on stand-up Comedian Kunal Kamra, Justice Markandey Katju tweeted, “Kunal’s example should be emulated by all”.
Without mentioning the name of Arnab Goswami, Katju wrote, “I regard him a disgrace to journalism”.
In another tweet, he wrote, “Kunal Kamra deserves praise for questioning Lord Bhow Bhow, that disgrace to journalism. Kunal’s example shud be emulated by all. LordBhowBhow shud be shamed by people wherever de can find him. This slur on journalism shud be confronted by people everywhere, not just on a flight”.
Airlines impose ban on Kamra
It may be mentioned Indigo, AirAir India and Spice Jet banned Kamra after he heckled journalist Arnab Goswami in a flight from Mumbai to Lucknow on Tuesday.
The comedian shared a video on Twitter where he can be heard asking his co-passenger Arnab Goswami: “Viewers today want to know if Arnab is a coward or a nationalist. Arnab, this is for national interest. I am part of the tukde-tukde narrative. You should deflate me. You should take the enemy of the states down. You should make sure that the country is in safe hands of Narendra Modi. You should fight against dynasts like Rahul Gandhi, who I support, on 10 Tughlaq Lane. Arnab, you should have a reply, Arnab. Arnab, are you a coward or are you a journalist? Are you a coward or are you a journalist or a nationalist? Who are you, Arnab?”
However, Arnab Goswami chose to remain quiet.
Earlier, Kamra alleged that Goswami has called him mentally unstable. He tweeted: “Met Arnab Goswami on a flight and gave him a monologue about his ‘journalism’. All he did was call me mentally unstable and after sometime I had no choice but to return to my seat. The entire flight I’ll keep pretending to use the loo just to tell him he’s piece of SH*T. F*CK Arnab”.
Republic TV reporters hackling others
On Wednesday, Kamra shared a video of Republic TV reporters hackling others.
Praising the Indigo Pilot, Shashi Tharoor wrote, ” It’s clear the six-month ban on @kunalkamra88 went well beyond the rules: hats off to the @IndiGo6E Pilot who had the courage to object to his ban. Should be reviewed immediately following due process, like a court, not a certain TV anchor! “.
Reaction of other persons
Here are some of the tweets of persons who extended their support to Kamra.