IMA sends legal notice to Baba Ramdev over viral video

  • IMA demanded action against Ramdev for his statements on allopathy (modern medicine) in a video circulating on social media

Staff Writer (with inputs from ANI)
Updated23 May 2021, 06:20 AM IST
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev(ANI)

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday sent a legal notice to yoga guru Ramdev over his alleged remarks against allopathy and "defaming" modern science. The IMA demanded action against Ramdev for his statements on allopathy (modern medicine) in a video circulating on social media.

In a statement, the association condemned Ramdev's words and said that Union Health Minister either accept the accusation and dissolve modern medical facility or prosecute him and book him under Epidemic Diseases Act.

"IMA brings to the notice of our Hon. Health minister, a video circulating in social media portraying, the celebrated Yoga Guruji saying that 'modern allopathy ek aisi stupid aur diwaliya science hai' (modern allopathy is a stupid and failed science)," the IMA said in its statement.

However, Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust denied the allegations that Ramdev misled people by making "unlearned" statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine.

The Patanjali Trust said that Yog Guru Ramdev was reading out a WhatsApp forwarded message in the video that had gone viral on social media. "He was reading out a forwarded WhatsApp message received by him and various other members who were participating in the event," it said. The Trust further said that "Ramdev has utmost regards for doctors and support staff who have been working day and night during such a challenging time of the pandemic".


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First Published:23 May 2021, 06:20 AM IST
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