Mizoram Christians abstain from observing Yoga Day

People might be influenced by Hinduism if they practiced yoga, says pastor in the state.
Posted on June 21, 2016, 5:02 PM
On International Yoga Day, Christian denominations in the northeastern state of Mizoram have called for Christians to abstain from the ancient Indian physical, mental, and spiritual discipline because it is related to "Hindu culture."
The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, that includes members from the Presbyterian Church, the Catholic Church, The Salvation Army and Baptist Church, called on its members to refrain from practicing Yoga.
We did not observe the day because we are Christians and yoga is from the Hindu religion," the Rev. P. C. Pachhunga, executive secretary of the Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod, told


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