‘It’s okay to pay ₹1000 crore if…’: Baba Ramdev challenges physicians’ ‘propaganda’ following the SC’s censure

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court gave the Center instructions to create a system to halt deceptive ads that promise to treat a wide range of illnesses.

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Haridwar: Ayurvedic yoga master Baba Ramdev said on Wednesday that a “group of doctors” was spreading “propaganda” against Ayurveda and yoga in response to the Supreme Court’s criticism of him for deceptive ads and comments critical of contemporary medicine. According to him, Patanjali Ayurveda was not disseminating false information.

“A news item that surfaced on multiple media platforms yesterday purportedly stated that Patanjali was censured by the Supreme Court (SC). According to SC, spreading misleading information will result in fines. We hold SC in high regard. However, we are not spreading misleading information,” he declared during a Haridwar press conference.

If they were found to have engaged in propaganda, he declared they were prepared to take any punishment.

A group of doctors has emerged that consistently spreads misinformation about Ayurveda, yoga, and other related practices. We are prepared to face the death penalty and to be fined ₹1000 crore if we are found to be liars. Punish those who are actually disseminating the false information if we are not liars. Propaganda has been directed towards Ramdev and Patanjali for the last five years, the speaker continued.

On Tuesday, the supreme court mandated that the Center come up with a plan to combat deceptive advertising that promise to treat illnesses. It also censured Baba Ramdev and his associates for their derogatory statements directed towards contemporary medicine.

“What you (Patanjali) are doing is a blatant infraction of the law,” a bench led by justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah declared. If you(Baba Ramdev) continue in this manner, we’ll take it extremely seriously and potentially levy a ₹1 crore fee on each product.”

In response to a suit brought by the Indian Medical Association seeking injunctions against the publication of deceptive advertisements, the court issued the aforementioned observation. The association of physicians had also filed a petition opposing advertising that cast doubt on the effectiveness of allopathic remedies.

Patanjali Ayurveda was added by IMA as a respondent to the petition. In July of last year, one of the largest FMCG firms in the nation, Patanjali Ayurveda, released a commercial casting doubt on the advantages of allopathy.

The panel, which included justice PK Mishra, declared, “We want to find a real solution to the problem of misleading advertisements making false claims that it can cure a particular disease.”

The yoga instructor was charged by the IMA with spreading misleading information against contemporary medicine. Additionally, it accused him of defaming medical professionals and sowing questions in the public’s minds about allopathy.

Attorneys for Patanjali informed the court, “Among other things, it is illegal to claim to have a permanent cure for lifestyle disorders, incurable, chronic, and genetic diseases, skin diseases, arthritis, cervical spondylitis, and asthma.”

The court set a February 5 deadline for the case.

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