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SC stays action against Baba Ramdev over ‘honeymoon’ remark

 Targeting Rahul Gandhi, Ramdev on Friday had said that the Congress vice-president visited the homes of Dalits for “honeymoon and picnic” — a statement that infuriated Congress and several others alike. (Reuters) FIRs have been lodged against Baba Ramdev for his controversial statement about the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. (Reuters)
Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Posted: May 9, 2014 1:17 pm | Updated: May 9, 2014 5:09 pm

Spelling relief for yoga guru Baba Ramdev, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed all coercive actions against him in cases lodged against him over his ‘dalit’ remarks made against Rahul Gandhi.

A bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha also agreed to transfer 12 cases lodged against him across the country.

The court also asked him to deposit Rs 10 lakh in the registry to finance transfer of all case materials at one place.

FIRs have been lodged against Baba Ramdev for his controversial statement about the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev’s statement that Gandhi goes to Dalit homes for”picnics and honeymoon” had kicked up a controversy recently.

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