New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued summons to yoga guru Ramdev on a suit by Delhi Medical Association (DMA) seeking to restrain him from spreading fake information about Patanjali’s Coronil kit that it is a cure for coronavirus.
The high court orally instructed the counsel for Baba Ramdev to inform him not to make any more provocative statement till the next date of hearing on July 13 and give a response to the suit.
The DMA, on behalf of its doctor members, called Ramdev’s statement affects as that medicine does not cure COVID-19 and it is misleading.
Furthermore, Ramdev has also been taken to court by a resident of this north Bihar town, who has prayed that the yoga guru be booked for sedition in the wake of his alleged disparaging remarks against modern medicine.
The above-mentioned petition was filed in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate by Gyan Prakash through his counsel Sudhir Kumar Ojha.
The plea filed before the court of Acting CJM Shailendra Rai also dubbed Ramdev’s utterances as “fraudulent”, while invoking of IPC sections pertaining to sedition and cheating besides the Disaster Management Act.
The matter is scheduled for hearing on June 7.
Last week, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had requested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against Ramdev under sedition and other charges for allegedly “spearheading a misinformation campaign on COVID vaccination”.
The IMA had also sent a legal notice to the yoga guru over his reported statements against allopathy and “defaming” scientific medicine.
However, the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust dismissed those allegations by the IMA that Ramdev has misled people by making “unlearned” statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine.
“IMA brings to the notice of our Health Minister, a video circulating in social media portraying, the celebrated Yoga Guruji saying that ‘modern allopathy ek aisi stupid aur diwaliya science hai’ (modern allopathy is a stupid and failed science),” the association had said in its statement.