Supreme Court on Monday yoga guru ramdev And there was a heated argument between the lawyers of the doctors body. It escalated to such an extent that the court had to intervene. The court was hearing a petition by Ramdev. In this, the yoga guru has demanded a stay on the proceedings on the FIR lodged regarding his statement on allopathic medicine. The apex court said that Ramdev’s petition will be heard on July 12. On Monday, the court was to examine the original record of Ramdev’s statement on the use of allopathic medicine. Along with this, Ramdev’s petition was to be heard to transfer the cases against him to Delhi.
The apex court was to look into the original record of the statements made by yoga guru Ramdev about the use of allopathic medicines during Corona on Monday. Ramdev has filed a petition in the matter, urging him to stay the investigation and transfer the cases registered against him in this connection to Delhi.
What did the court say?
A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Hrishikesh Roy said, “Last night at 11 pm we found a thick bundle of files, containing copies of statements and videos.”
“We are listing the matter for hearing after a week,” the CJI said. Earlier, advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Ramdev, had said that the matter could be heard sometime.
What is the matter?
Indian Medical Association (IMA) has lodged several FIRs in Patna and Raipur regarding Ramdev’s statement against the use of allopathic medicines during the global pandemic of COVID-19. Earlier, the bench had sought original records of Ramdev’s alleged statements on the matter. Ramdev, in his petition, along with quashing the criminal complaint, has also requested to transfer the FIRs registered in Patna and Raipur to Delhi.
The yoga guru has been booked under various sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and sections 188, 269 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Baba Ramdev’s statement in the country allopathy vs ayurveda The debate had begun. However, Ramdev withdrew his statement on May 23 after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan termed the remarks as “inappropriate” and wrote a letter.
Bench said – do not quarrel
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Ramdev, requested the bench to hear the matter on Friday. Senior advocate Rajiv Dutta, appearing for the Delhi Medical Association (DMA), submitted that his client has prepared a chart citing all the statements made by Ramdev.
The DMA described Ramdev as a ‘trader’ and claimed that he did not have a degree or license to practice Ayurveda and prescribe medicines. The bench said, ‘We are not doing anything. We are posting it for next week.’
Senior advocate P.S., representing the IMA and one of the respondents in the case. Patwalia said that his client has also filed all the portions of Ramdev’s statement in his application. At this point of hearing, Rohatgi opposed the application and said, “He has no role in filing all this.” Dutta denied, ‘Don’t say that, we have no role. What you are saying (in the petition) is all a lie.’
The bench intervened, ‘Don’t quarrel.’ The bench said it may consider the matter on July 12. Ramdev alleged that the IMA through its various chapters in the country has brought a flood of civil and criminal cases against him.