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IMA sends Rs 1000 crore defamation notice to Baba Ramdev over his controversial comments on allopathy

26/05/2021 at 8:23 PM

Dehradun, May 26: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has served a defamation notice to Baba Ramdev demanding an apology from him within 15 days for his controversial comments against allopathy and allopathic doctors, failing which the yoga guru will be demanded a compensation of ₹ 1,000 crore.

The notice served by lawyer Neeraj Pandey, on behalf of IMA (Dehradun) secretary Ajay Khanna, claimed that the comments made by Ramdev is hampering the reputation of the doctors and also damages the image of allopathy and around 2,000 practitioners of it who are part of the association. Those comments also demotivated the allopathy practitioners during this unprecedented crisis from conducting their duties.

Referring the remarks of the yoga preacher as “criminal act” under section of 499 of the Indian Penal Code, the association demanded a written apology from him within 15 days of its receipt, else a compensation of ₹ 1,000 crore will be demanded from him at the rate of ₹ 50 lakh per member of the IMA if he failed to do so.

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