The Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organization of India filed a PIL against a Wikipedia article that it deemed to be defamatory, but the Supreme Court declined to take it up on Friday.
The bench, which was made up of Justices AS Bopanna and PS Narasimha, said orally, “You can update the Wikipedia article. The organization’s legal counsel stated, “What we have seen is that they altered the petition after filing it.” The bench pronounced the ruling, “We see no reason to consider the petition filed under Article 32, although the parties may avail other remedies available in law.”
The petitioner cited the Wikipedia entry that labelled Ayurveda as pseudoscientific and claimed that it was prepared solely with the intention of defaming Ayurveda.
When someone searches for Ayurveda on Google, this absolutely nonsensical, poorly researched, and biased article pops up as the first article, according to the petition. According to the petition, the article’s contents damage the reputation of Ayurveda, which has been developed over time by consistent, committed study and practise.
CASE: Ayurvedic Medicine Manufactures organisation of India v. The ministry of Ayush