The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to accept a clarification issued by yoga guru Ramdev on a plea filed by the the Delhi Medical Association seeking to restrain him from giving false information about Coronil, a product manufactured by his firm Patanjali Ayurved, Live Law reported.
Ramdev had launched Coronil in June 2020 amid the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that the product could cure the disease in seven days. His company, however, did not provide any scientific evidence to back the claim.
At the last hearing in the court, Ramdev and Patanjali had said they would issue a clarification on the matter in consultation with counsel of the Delhi Medical Association, Bar and Bench reported.
However, on Thursday, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani was told that the two sides could not reach a consensus on the clarification. Instead, Ramdev’s lawyer presented a proposed clarification, which the judge refused to accept.
Bhambani observed that the clarification was like a “pat on your own back” and hardly withdrew any of the claims the yoga guru had made.
“See the point is, it has to be shorn of unnecessary verbiage and nuances,” the judge remarked, according to Bar and Bench. “You gave the public two impressions: One is that allopathic doctors don’t have a cure and two that Coronil is the…