The Delhi High Court on Thursday (June 3) slammed Delhi Medical Association (DMA) for filing a suit against Baba Ramdev for making remarks against allopathy and simultaneously refused to restrain the Yoga Guru from making such statements.
Pointing out that Baba Ramdev was entitled to make such statements courtesy of freedom of speech protected under Art 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, Justice C Hari Shankar remarked,
“If I feel some science is fake…Tomorrow I feel homoeopathy is fake…Do you mean they will file a suit against me?… It is public opinion. I do not think your allopathic profession is so fragile,” the court said.
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“It is an opinion…. Any case founded on prayer for blocking statements has to be tested on (the) anvil of Article 19(1)(a)… There is a right…Terminology may be offensive,”
The judge said he was “least concerned” with the association’s argument that Ramdev was a powerful person with a huge following. Justice Shankar instead called the association to divert its time and energy into developing a cure for the virus, rather than wasting Court’s time.
“Ramdev is a person who doesn’t have faith in allopathy. He believes everything can be cured by yoga and Ayurveda. He may be right or wrong. … You people should rather be spending time to find a cure for the pandemic instead of wasting the court’s time,” the judge remarked.
The court also pulled the DMA for filing a suit instead of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and suggested that it could not pass expansive orders in a suit.
“This is a PIL masquerading as a suit! The whole essence of your arguments is that the public has been misled. For that the relevant provision is S.91,” the Court said whilst adding, “Assuming Coronil is not a cure and public interest is harmed, for that there is a provision in CPC, under S.92 in which you are supposed to move according to specific procedures. Please understand this is not a PIL. You could’ve filed a PIL, and all these arguments would have been available to you. But you haven’t. Under provisions of CPC we have restraints, we can’t pass expansive orders like in PILs.”
However, owing to Ramdev’s rather flamboyant comments, the HC directed Patanjali’s founder to not make any provocative statements and sought his reply on the suit in three weeks. Meanwhile, those baying for Ramdev’s blood have been left silenced by the court’s verdict.
The liberal cabal does not understand that if Ramdev believes that Ayurveda is the only, one true cure in the world for medical ailments, then he is well within his rights to believe so and even express it. But the fact that a Hindu Yoga guru has made an empire of his own using the science of Ayurveda is a reality that most liberals have a hard time getting used to. Thus, using such frivolous suits to silence his voice, even if it is controversial.