A court in Delhi issued summons to the IMA chief Dr. Johnrose Austin Jayalal and asked him to appear before the court on May 31.
Dr. Johnrose has been accused of misusing his office for proselytization.
Legal Rights Observatory tweeted, “Today Hon Dwarka Dist Court issued summons against Dr J A Jayalal @jayalal10, president IMA @IMAIndiaOrg for his article emphasizing to convert patients to Christianity. Adv Sanjeev Uniyal @sanjeev_uniyal n Dhawal Uniyal filed court suit for Mr Rohit Jha++”
It added, “Next date of hearing is on 31st May on which Dr S A Jayalal has to appear virtually before the Add Distt Judge, Dwarka.”
Dr. Johnrose, who took charge as the chief of the IMA in December last year, has been misusing his official position to spread the ‘Love of Jesus’.
Dr. Johnrose had said “When leprosy, cholera, and other pandemics devastated the world, it was Christian doctors and churches who stood against it, showing Christian compassion.”
He had added, “And the urgent need of the proclamation of the Gospel to people who are suffering from the virus has allowed us to share the Gospel even in secular institutions.”
Dr. Johnrose was elected the IMA president in October last year.
The Indian Medical Association is the largest professional body of doctors in the country. It is secular and non-political in nature.
In an interview with Haggai International, he has credited it “with revitalizing his spiritual life and infusing his medical work with Gospel urgency.”
Haggai International claims “Our vision is to see every nation redeemed and transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
He had also attended the Haggai Leader Experience in 2018.
Dr. Johnrose had earlier expressed his hatred for Hinduism and ancient Indian civilisation.
The IMA chief never liked the idea propagated by the AYUSH Ministry. In an interview he had said, “They want to make it one nation, one system of medicine. Next, they will want to make it one religion. This is also based on the Sanskrit language, which is always traditionally based on the Hindu principles. This is an indirect way for the government to introduce the language of Sanskrit and language of Hindutva into the minds of the people.”