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Ramdev vs Karat: who's right?

January 05, 2006

Health Minister Ambumani Ramdoss on Wednesday said samples of Ayurvedic formulations of yoga guru Swami Ramdev did carry 'traces of human and animal remains'. The samples were furnished by Marxist leader Brinda Karat, who has had a running feud with the guru over the content in his ayurvedic formulations.

Ramdoss said the matter has been referred to the Uttaranchal drug controller and if, after proper investigation, Swami Ramdev was found to be guilty, action would be taken against him under the Drug and Cosmetics Act.

This could include cancellation of license to manufacture the drug and even imprisonment of up to two years.

Swami Ramdev has defended himself, claiming Karat was acting at the behest of multinationals.

The BJP said Karat was making a 'motivated attempt to hurt the faith of Indians in yoga and ayurveda'.

On Thursday, in fact, supporters of the swami and the CPI-M came to blows in New Delhi.

As charges and allegations fly thick and fast, what do you think the government must do? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 484

Sub: Ram Dev

It is high time the so called communist who claims themselves as above all relegions and keep on hurting the sentiments of Hindu and guruji ...

Posted by V Sivasubramanian

Sub: underweight are confused

It is no doubt yoga and pranayama like Kapalbhati helps in reducing the weight.on the other hand it is also stated that it is the ...


Sub: sequence matters of pranayama?

is it true that all seven pranayams should be carried out in proper sequence? how it affects the process

Posted by sunil lahoti

Sub: ramdevji maharaj

Is there a centre in bangalore where we can get his medcines pl ? regards, Vicky

Posted by vicky

Sub: Ramdevbaba Issue

Mr.Ved Prakash is right.Communists neverever supported any cause that is Indian.I strongly beleive that Mrs.Karat is being funded by MNCs and Cola co's. And all ...

Posted by vaidya



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