IMA: Will take back police plaint if Ramdev takes back his remarks

IMA: Will take back police plaint if Ramdev takes back his remarks
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We will consider taking back police plaint and also a defamation notice if yoga guru Baba Ramdev withdraws his remarks against the COVID-19 vaccine and modern medicine, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on May 28.

IMA chief Dr. JA Jayalal said that Ramdev was putting a question mark on the government by targeting the modern system of medicine.

“We have nothing against yoga guru Baba Ramdev. His statements are against vaccination for COVID-19. We think his statements could confuse people, may divert them. This is our big concern as he has many followers,” Dr. Jayalal was quoted as telling PTI news agency in a report.

“If the yoga guru came forward to withdraw such remarks in its entirety, the IMA will consider taking back complaints against him in police stations and also a defamation notice sent to him,” he added.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had served a defamation notice on Ramdev for his remarks against modern medicine and its practitioners. In the notice, the IMA also demanded an apology from him with 15 days.

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