Yoga Guru Ramdev
Yoga Guru Ramdev
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has filed police complaint against Yog Guru Ramdev for his defamatory and insensitive remarks about allopathy treatment, vaccination and medicines administered to treat Covid19 patients, and the doctors.

The complaint has been filed under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005 with all other relevant provisions of law.

Yesterday, IMA Raipur, had filed a complaint at Raipur Civil Lines police station against the Patanjali founder.

Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Chairman, Hospital Board, IMA Chhattisgarh told The Free Press Journal, the comments made by Ramdev against the doctors who are fighting Covid19 round the clock, allopathy treatment and doctors are highly unwarranted, objectionable and defaming in nature. It will create fear and distrust in masses against the doctors, medical practitioners, and nurses and allopathy. It also creates mistrust towards the government's vaccination programme and could derail the system

Amid the raging controversy, another controversial video of Ramdev Baba surfaced on social media in which the yoga guru is seen reacting to the demand for his arrest, saying "even their father cannot arrest him".

"They are just making a noise. They keep creating trends like Thug Ramdev, Mahathug Ramdev, Giraftar Ramdev and so on," he said responding to #Arrest Ramdev trends on social media.

"Arrest to khair unka baap bhi nahin kar sakta Swami Ramdev ko (even their father cannot arrest Swami Ramdev)," he is caught saying in the video.

The yoga guru's latest video shows he is not apologetic at all about making "insensitive" comments about allopathy and allopathic practitioners, a doctor said in Dehradun.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that Ramdev be booked immediately under sedition charges for alleged misinformation campaign on coronavirus vaccination and challenging government protocols for its treatment.

The apex medical body of modern doctors has also served a defamation notice on Ramdev for his alleged disparaging remarks against allopathy and allopathic practitioners, demanding an apology from him within 15 days, failing which it said it will demand a compensation of Rs 1,000 crore from the yoga guru.

(With agency inputs)

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