IMA informs Supreme Court about public apology being issued for its remarks

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Notably, the president of IMA had given an interview saying that why is the Supreme Court pointing fingers at us in the Patanjali case and making vague observations

Indian Medical Association today informed the Supreme Court that it has issued a public apology over its website and monthly journal with regard to the comments made by its President about the supreme court.

This has happened after the Supreme Court of India was informed about the interview given by the President of Indian Medical Association critiquing the orders of the court relating to Patanjali's misleading advertisements.

'While you point a finger at Patanjali, four fingers are pointing at you', Supreme Court had earlier told Indian Medical Association while hearing its plea against Patanjali.

In the instant case Court had also come down heavily on the Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority (SLA) over the affidavit submitted by it. The bench expressed its concern over the statements made by the authorities saying that they have acted only due to directions of the court.

The top court had earlier also blasted the official authorities of the State of Uttarakhand for not acting over the misleading advertisements being posted by Patanjali since 2018.

It further refused to accept the unconditional apology submitted by Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna. In February, top court had imposed a ban of advertisements of medicines Ramdev Baba's Patanjali noting that it has been taking the country for a ride by making misleading claims.

The Central government has also been questioned by the court for not tackling these misleading advertisements despite the present petition having been filed way back in 2022.

Indian Medical Association (IMA) had filed the instant plea alleging a smear campaign by Ramdev Baba and his company against the COVID-19 vaccination and modern medicine.

Case Title: Indian Medical Association & Anr vs. Union of India & Ors