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Delhi High Court Questioned DGCA For Ban Imposed On Kunal Kamra By Airlines

Lawstreet Journal 27 Feb 2020 2:32am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court Questioned DGCA For Ban Imposed On Kunal Kamra By Airlines

On February 26, 2020 Delhi High court judge Justice Navin Chawla while hearing plea of Kunal Kamra, stand-up comedian, questioned Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for imposing a flying ban on Kunal Kamra. The stand-up comedian was banned from flying after his controversial encounter with Republic TV channel’s editor Arnab Goswami on an IndiGo flight.

The court asked the DGCA to clarify by Thursday (February 27, 2020) why it "certified" the action of other airlines to penalise Kamra without any inquiry by the authorities. "Why did you (DGCA) give a certification on Twitter," Justice Navin Chawla asked the counsel for the regulator while hearing a plea by challenging IndiGo's decision to ban him from its flights for six months.

Petitioner in his petition submitted that he was banned by IndiGo for six months, before its internal committee even arrived at a decision. Other airlines, Air India, SpiceJet, and GoAir, had imposed an indefinite ban on him for no reason.

Senior advocates Vivek Tankha, Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Mohit Mathur representing Kunal Kamra moved to Delhi Hight court to seek directions for DGCA to revoke ban by airlines and also to get answer to the questions such as why Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) norms were not followed.

“Even more shocking is the fact that other airlines, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet, on which the petitioner was not even travelling (and in respect of which there was never any allegation against the petitioner), also followed suit and banned him for an indefinite period,” the plea says, noting… Continue Reading...

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