The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, 3 June, issued summons to yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev, in a plea, seeking to restrain him from spreading false information about Patanjali’s Coronil. The court reportedly, however, asked:
Further, as per Bar and Bench, the court refused to restrain Ramdev from making any statements discrediting allopathic medicines, in favour of Patanjali’s Coronil, according to Bar and Bench.
The suit has been filed by the Delhi Medical Association, and is being heard by a Single Judge Bench of Justice C Hari Shankar.
According to Bar and Bench, the court hearing the case said, Ramdev’s is “an opinion” and that “any case founded on prayer for blocking statements has to be tested on anvil of art 19(1)(a)… there is a right… terminology may be offensive…”
Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution guarantees all Indian citizens the right to freedom of speech and expression.
The court, however, did orally ask the counsel for Ramdev to tell him not to make any provocative statement till the next date of hearing, and to respond to the suit.
The next date of hearing has been fixed for 13 July.
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