SC judge asked such questions to Baba Ramdev Patanjali in misleading ads Advocate has no answer social media platforms – India Hindi News

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Baba Ramdev Patanjali Case: The Supreme Court heard the case of misleading advertisement of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Limited on Tuesday. During this, Patanjali Ayurveda told the court that it has stopped the sale of 14 products whose manufacturing licenses were suspended by the Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority in April. The case was being heard by a bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Sandeep Mehta. Patanjali Ayurveda told the bench that it has instructed 5,606 franchise stores to withdraw these products.

Patanjali Ayurveda said that media platforms have also been instructed to withdraw all advertisements of these 14 products. After this, Justice Kohli asked whether you have asked the social media intermediary to remove it and whether all your advertisements have been removed from social media. On this, Patanjali’s lawyer said that instructions have been sent to all electronic and print media not to show our advertisements.

After this, Justice Kohli again asked whether all these have been removed from social media. The court asked Patanjali whether the advertisements already present on the digital platform have been removed. Justice Kohli asked, “What did the intermediaries do after being requested? Have they removed all those advertisements? You had requested them, but what did they do? Do you have any evidence on this? Any answer?”

Patanjali’s lawyer had no answer to these questions of Justice Kohli. Patanjali’s lawyer became silent on this and started looking around. Then Justice Kohli adjourned the hearing of the case and directed Patanjali Ayurveda to file an affidavit within two weeks to tell whether the request made to the social media platforms to remove the advertisement has been implemented and whether the advertisements of these 14 products have been withdrawn. The bench fixed July 30 as the date for the next hearing of the case.

The apex court is hearing a plea filed by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) accusing Patanjali of running a propaganda campaign against the Covid vaccination drive and modern systems of medicine. The Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority had told the court that the manufacturing licence of 14 products of Patanjali Ayurveda Limited and Divya Pharmacy has been ‘suspended with immediate effect’. The apex court had reserved its order on May 14 on the contempt notice issued to yoga guru Ramdev, his associate Balkrishna and Patanjali Ayurveda Limited in the misleading advertisement case. (With Bhasha inputs)

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