Supreme Court again rejected Patanjali’s apology

New Delhi: The court has again rejected the plea filed by Patanjali founders Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balakrishna in the case of misleading advertisements. The court said that we are not blind and clarified that we are not ready to be generous in this regard. The court also expressed displeasure with the action of Baba Ramdev who first sent an apology to the media.

The court said that this is only an apology on paper and we are not ready to accept it. The court also pointed out that the apology was given because it was under severe pressure and there was no other option. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah rejected the plea.

In the affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the central government had stated that it had warned Patanjali not to issue advertisements with false claims. The Center said that during the period of Covid, the product was advertised as an anti-covid medicine before the AYUSH Ministry checked and confirmed it.

It is up to state governments to scrutinize and take action against advertisements claiming miraculous cures. The Center had taken timely action in this regard as per law. Patanjali was instructed not to advertise Coronil, which claims to cure Covid-19, until the Ministry of AYUSH checks and confirms it.

The Center told the court that it had also banned the publication of advertisements against allopathic medicine. It is the individual’s freedom to choose which range of medication to use. The Center also said in the affidavit that it does not agree with the approach of denying it.