Today I am going to highlight a major rule fiasco occurred in the aviation history of India. It is about the Arnab Goswami and Kunal Kamra incident. A prompt and unplanned punishment imposed on Kunal Kamra. Though it was a decision worth taking but under the limits of the rules set by the aviation industry for such behaviours. Punishing a person for his/her mistake is necessary but the level of punishment and the accordance of the rule should also be considered to make the punishment just.
In this incident, Kuna Kamra’s behaviour was not justifying and civilized, but his punishment was also not just he should have been punished according to the level of behaviour shown by him in those circumstances. Let’s see what are the aviation rules regarding such behaviours and the punishments according to those behaviours.
1. Level One:
Unruly behaviour like physical gestures, verbal harassment and inebriation etc.
Punishment for such kind of behaviour is 3 months ban.
2. Level Two:
Physical abusive behaviour like pushing, kicking, hitting, grabbing or inappropriate touching or sexual harassment.
Punishment for such kind of behaviour is 6 months ban.
3. Level Three:
Life-threatening behaviour (damage to aircraft operating systems, physical violence, such as choking, eye-gouging, murderous assault attempted or actual breach of the flight crew compartment etc.
Punishment for such kind of behaviour is 2 years of ban.
In the case of Kunal Kamra and Arnab Goswami, these rules were neglected let us know how:
- The flight captain and the crew did not report any such kind of the incident to the said aviation company.
- The incident should have been dealt by the aviation company alone as Kunal was travelling in there aircraft and in case of such incidents, it’s the sole responsibility of the aviation industry to look into the matter and act according to it. There was no ground for Aviation ministry to interfere in this incident, the interference can be justifying on the ground of injustice done by the aviation company to the said accused in regards to punishment as per the rules.
- In order to solve this matter, the consent of the flight crew and the written statement of the flight captain and the victim was necessary, though none of them objected regarding the incident the victim didn’t show any kind of reaction or objection towards the accused and the flight captain didn’t inform the aviation industry regarding such incident.
- In case such complaint was filed the aviation company has to form an internal committee to look into the matter and accused should get the chance to explain his behaviour regarding the same. None of these actions was taken and the judgement was passed on an instant basis without analysing the consequence it might create.
If the scenario can be observed on the neutral ground then it can be seen that this judgement was not justifying in either case neither accused was treated justly according to the rules nor victim’s point of view and statement was taken regarding it.
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