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AIMPLB opposes Muslims participation in International Yoga Day

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Published on 20 Jun 2016 6:06 AM GMT

AIMPLB opposes Muslims participation in International Yoga Day
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Lucknow: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has vehemently opposed the Muslims participation in 'International Yoga Day' to be observed by the Centre on June 21 next.

In a strongly-worded statement, the AIMPLB member Zafaryaab Jeelani has described it as an attack on constitutional propriety and advised the muslims to keep away from the 'Yoga day' to be celebrated by Ayush ministry of Government of India.

AIMPLB has already opposed Yoga

  • Earlier also, the Borad has repulsed the government's suggestions to make Yoga compulsory in schools.
  • It had opposed the 'surya namaskar' also.
  • AIMPLB had formed a committee to express its opposition to yoga and 'surya namskar' nation-wide.
  • The Board had threatened to move the court if required.
  • They allege that by making it compulsory, the BJP government at the Centre was trying to impose Hindu traditions on the Muslims.

The controversy renewed

The controversy erupted again after Ayush ministry announced observing 'International Yoga Day ' on June 21.

Ayush minister Sripad Naik ,however, made it clear that 'Surya Namskar' and chanting of Om will not be compulsory during Yoga day celebrations.

Book on Yoga and Islam

  • Rashtriya Muslim manch, a wing of RSS, has recently published a book 'Yoga and ISlam'
  • The book has mentioned Yoga as Islamic.
  • It said Namaz was an easy form of Yoga and never 'un-islamic'
  • It also said the Yoga did not mean propagation of Hinduism.

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