Ramdev called allopathy a ‘stupid’ science-High Court said it can’t be a cause for a suit

Delhi High Court-03.06.2021 

We will issue a notice but can’t give a restraint order. I have a doubt whether you can maintain this case

High Court of Delhi

DELHI MEDICAL ASSOCATION ANKUR MAHINDRO  Vs. RAM KISHAN YADAV & ORS

CS(OS) 269/2021
I.A. 7239/2021
I.A. 7240/2021
I.A. 7241/2021

MATTERS LISTED FOR 03RD JUNE , 2021 BEFORE COURT NO. 48 (OS-D)
FIRST FLOOR, NEW COURTS BLOCK
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE C.HARI SHANKAR

Delhi Medical Association by filing a Civil Suit, complained: “Ramdev’s remarks are affecting members of the DMA. He is calling doctors names. He is saying this science (allopathy) is fake. Ramdev is falsely representing Coronil as a cure for Covid with zero per cent death rate. Even the government has asked him not to advertise it. In the meantime, he has sold ₹ 250 crore worth of Coronil.”

While rejecting a prayer for interim injunction, Delhi High Court said.”Tomorrow, I may feel homeopathy is fake. It’s an opinion. How can a suit be filed against it? Even if we assume what he is saying is wrong or misleading, a suit under public interest can’t be filed like this. This has to be a public interest litigation (PIL)”

Further it observed, “If Patanjali is violating (rules), it’s for the government to act. Why are you carrying the torch. This is public interest litigation, masquerading as a suit. You better file a PIL saying that he called it a cure and then changed it to immunity booster, and in the meantime, millions bought it.Ramdev doesn’t have faith in allopathy. He believes everything can be cured by Yoga and Ayurveda. He may be right or wrong but this court can’t say Coronil is a cure or not. It has to be done by medical experts. Though his words like ‘stupid science’ may be temperate but that can’t be a cause for a suit. Let’s say 10,000 people bought Coronil and 9,500 died. You go to media and say that Coronil has killed 95 per cent. In that case Ramdev will file a suit against you? Allopathy has worked for some and not for some. It’s a view.”


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