BY | August 29, 2012

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The city government Monday informed the Delhi High Court that a letter has been written to the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry and others to stop misleading commercials in media claiming magical cures to diseases.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw was shown a letter by the Delhi government counsel which stated that these commercials were often published with a view to mislead public.

Delhi government counsel Najmi Wajiri said: “It has come to the notice of the drugs control department that several persons/firms are giving advertisement in the electronic media as well as in the print media about certain drugs/articles/machines whose usage, as per their claims, would lead to the cure of such diseases, disorder or condition. These advertisements are often published with a view to mislead the general public.”

Apart from the ministry, the letter was also written to the Press Information Bureau, the Press Council of India and the Advertising Standards Council of India, a regulatory voluntary organisation.

Going through the letter of the state, the court disposed of a public interest litigation seeking action against a self-styled baba who advertised offering “magic treatment” to patients.

The government told the court that no material was found to prosecute the self-styled city-based godman Nirmaljeet Singh Narula or Nirmal Baba.

The petition was filed by A.K. Jain alleging that Nirmal Baba had been advertising in different electronic and print media claiming to offer “magical treatment” while claiming himself to be a “representative of god”.

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  • http://www.nirmalbabapledge.com Avani Guha

    The verdict was similar to the ones already been given by other High Courts in favour of Nirmal Baba, underlining the fact that there is definitely some conspiracy going on against Nirmal Baba.

  • Major Retd Pravin Singh

    There is no remedy offered by Nirmal Baba Ji as he sends his devotees to Temple, Mosque, Church and Gurudwara as per their respective religion and which was obvious to all the devotees. Media did telecast sponsored defamation bid in concurrence with paid cases against Baba Ji all over India just to stop his telecast on TV. Interestingly Delhi High Court found nothing such was done by Baba Ji , but Bina Lower court judge sees treatment of disease in samosa and rasgulla and not the pschye of the complainant who happens to a labourer and has never come to Baba Ji, saw him on TV and filed a sponsored case. How much media will go down they followed Baba Ji at Airport and even tried to intimidate the office staff hired to take care of devotees calls and bookings. Fan following of Baba Ji did not decrease but media has lost its credibility now. If they can do sponsored defamation on religious Guru for blackmail, imagine what havoc they can do in a democracy during election. Media TRP is all time low now and even on social sites media is accused every day by common man now they know their entire truth.

  • Shalini Singh

    All the higher courts giving decision in favour of Baba Ji. The Upaya which was made an issue is actually an issue. The fact that Baba Ji preaches people to abstain from Upaya and Mannat and telss devotees to keep pooja simple and devotional with utmost respect and regard to the Almighty. But now the question is what is the remedy of people filing these false cases for defamation and media joining hands in defamation bid. Doesn’t this calls for legal action against each one of them to ensure similar stunts are not tried in future against a public figure for defamation or even black mail purpose.

  • H.K.PATEL

    ham ae bolate he ki mediya vale tv pe babaji ke deevoties ka experience nai le rahe hai bs har bar negetive pont hi bata rahe hai ham mediya valo ko cl karte hai to bolalte he hamara experience to bolate hai ki negetive ho to batao ham positive dete hai to phone cut kar dete hai kya hai ae sab ku6 bs usko nirmalbabaji ko down hi kana hai lekin mind it mediya vale ek din jarur a ahesas ho jaye ka ki hamane ae galat kiya tha…hame to hamare babaji ke trust hai or puri jindgi rahenga hamare sab ku6 kam hote hi rahete hai..BOLO NIRMAL DARBAR KI JAY…HAMESA SATY KI HI VIJAY HOGI…..