“Don’t propagate religion through IMA”: Court to IMA chief Jayalal
A Delhi court has directed Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Dr. J A Jayalal to not use the organization’s platform for propagating any religion.
While Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Goel dismissed the suit filed by Rohit Jha against him for allegedly starting a defamatory campaign against the Hindu religion, the court cautioned him to “Not use the platform of IMA for propagating any religion and rather shall concentrate for welfare of medical fraternity and progress in medical field,"
The Delhi Court further added, "It is expected from him that he will not give any such occasion so that people may believe otherwise or indulge in any activity contrary to the principles enshrined in constitution and shall maintain the dignity of position chaired by him."
Pulling the IMA president for his articles and speeches, Judge Goel said,”Saying Christianity and Allopathy are the same and is a gift by western world would be the most inaccurate assertion. Sushrata who was an Indian is considered God of Surgery and surgery is an integral aspect of Allopathy,” the court observed.
He also cited a couplet written by poet Mohd.Iqbal - “Mazhab Nahi Sikhata Apas Mein Bair Rakhna; Hindi Hai Hum Watan Hai Hindustan Humara; Saare Jahan se Acha Hindustan Humara.”
“The word Hindi in this couplet, written by a Muslim poet, does not refer to Hindus but is referred to all Hindustanis, irrespective of caste, colour and religion, which is the beauty of secularism,” the court noted.
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