In an unusual turn of events, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) was grilled by the Supreme Court during today’s proceedings in the matter of the false advertisement involving Yoga guru Ramdev and his aide Balkrishna.

Supreme Court Questions IMA Over President’s Interview

During the hearing, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice A Amanullah posed probing questions to the IMA about an interview with its president, RV Asokan, regarding the issue. The court expressed concern about the president’s remarks during the interview and questioned the IMA’s position on the issue.

Contentious Exchange in Court

Senior Advocate PS Patwalia, representing the IMA, responded to the court’s questions by outlining the facts surrounding the interview. However, the bench was unimpressed with the explanation, citing the potential consequences of the president’s remarks on the ongoing judicial procedures. The court underlined the importance of prudence and restraint, especially where proceedings are subjudice.

Court’s Firm Stand

Despite the IMA’s efforts to address the court’s concerns, the bench remained steadfast, emphasizing the gravity of the matter. The court emphasized the importance of preserving the integrity of legal procedures and warned against taking any acts that could jeopardize the judicial process.

Patanjali’s Allegations

The court’s investigation of the IMA began after Balkrishna, the managing director of Patanjali Ayurved, objected to the president’s interview, citing interference with the court proceedings. Patanjali’s suit sought appropriate action against the IMA president for his words, which were interpreted as undermining court authority.

Reversal of Fortunes

The court’s past reprimand of Ramdev and Balkrishna for misleading marketing promoting Patanjali products indicated a substantial divergence from the current situation. The court expressed disappointment with the defendants’ apologies and stressed the importance of accountability in advertising practices.

IMA’s Petition Against Misleading Advertisements

Previously, the IMA filed a petition against Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved, citing the spread of false marketing disparaging allopathic medicine and medical practitioners. The doctors’ group expressed worry about the propagation of disinformation and false claims about the efficacy of Patanjali products in treating a variety of health issues.

The court’s thorough investigation of the case demonstrates its commitment to maintaining the rule of law and ensuring fair and transparent legal proceedings. As the situation unfolds, parties must exercise prudence and uphold the ideals of justice and accountability.

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