"Entire Country Is Being Taken For A Ride": Supreme Court On Patanjali

A contempt notice has been issued to the company and its Managing Director, Acharya Balkrishna, over misleading advertisements.

The court also asked the company not to defame any system of medicine.

In a big setback for Patanjali Ayurved, co-owned by yoga guru Ramdev, the Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to the company for issuing misleading advertisements. It has also pulled up the Centre for not taking action.

Here Are The Top Quotes From The Hearing:

  1. Patanjali Ayurved is restrained from advertising or branding the products (specified as a disease under the Act and Rule) manufactured and marketed by it. The respondent is also cautioned from making any statements against any system of medicine in the media (both print and electronic) in any form as undertaken by him on the last date.

  2. You ( Patanjali Ayurved) had the courage to come up with this advertisement after the order of this court! Permanent relief... what do you mean by permanent relief? Is it a cure? You can't say your medicines/drugs cure a particular disease.

  3. How can Patanjali claim to completely cure blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, asthma and obesity?

  4. Allopathy cannot be degraded/defamed in the eyes of the public like this. You (Patanjali) cannot criticise any other method of treatment like allopathy.

  5. The entire country is being taken for a ride! You (Union government) wait for two years when the Act says this is prohibited. The government is sitting with its eyes closed.

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