IMA also served a defamation notice to the Yoga Guru, demanding a written apology within 15 days
Ground Report | New Delhi: Reacting against a series of controversial remarks by Ramdev Baba questioning allopathic medicine and vaccines, the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) declared nationwide “black day” protests. Several doctors were holding signs and wearing black ribbons as a symbolic protest. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had earlier filed a police report against Ramdev over his untrue representation of allopathy.
IMA also served a defamation notice to the Yoga Guru, demanding a written apology within 15 days. If he fails to provide the public apology and a video countering earlier claims, they will sue for Rs. 1000 crores as compensation from him. This intensifying row with allopathic practitioners has also taken social media by storm. However, Swami Ramdev has remained defiant despite the backlash.
Recently, in response to hashtags such as #ArrestRamdev, #ArrestQuackRamdev, he said “not even their father can arrest Swami Ramdev”. IMA-Uttarakhand officials said that the remark was “arrogant”. FORDA has already demanded the yoga guru face action under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. There is a push for charging the Baba with sedition as well.