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Delhi HC Asks Baba Ramdev to Come up With Better Clarification on Coronil

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Delhi High Court Law Insider

Shashwati Chowdhury

Published on: August 5, 2022 at 19:35 IST

In the case, the Delhi High Court  asked Baba Ramdev and his company Patanjali Ayurveda to provide better clarifications as to convey Coronil is not a cure for COVID-19.

Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said that Patanjali’s draft clarification seemed  more like “pat on their own back” and was hardly a withdrawal of the claims made by Ramdev in public forums.

“See the point is, it has to be shorn of unnecessary verbiage and nuances. You gave the public two impressions: one is that allopathic doctors don’t have a cure and two that Coronil is the cure and treatment… You cannot say it is a supplementary measure… The idea is to be clear in your communication. Words have to express the thought. If there is bona fide thought, then it has been concealed in this clarification,” Justice Bhambhani said.

The Court was dealing a petition from doctors who said Ramdev had misrepresented himself and allopathic medicine while promoting Coronil, alleging a public nuisance.

Ramdev and Patanjali had suggested that they were ready to come up with a clarification regarding their statements and would do so in consultation with the other side’s counsel.

Today, the two parties failed to reach an understanding, which was informed to Justice Bhambhani.

As it was read in court, the clarification essentially stated that Coronil is a supplementary medicine and that Ramdev has the utmost respect for doctors.

Ramdev is a firm believer that each medical disscipline has a common objective and its own peculiar benefit that neither is inferior or superior, according to Senior Advocate PV Kapur.

Kapur argued that another attempt should be made to resolve the issue and that Patanjali would provide a better clarification even as Sibal pressed for the matter to be heard on the merits.

After listing the case for further consideration on August 18, Justice Bhambhani made it clear that the Court will hear the case on the merits if no clarification was issued by that time.