Yoga is not a fundamental right, cannot be made compulsory in schools, says Supreme Court

Yoga_0.jpgThe apex body also dismissed a public interest litigation that sought to frame a national yoga policy.The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation seeking to make yoga compulsory in schools and said that it cannot decide what educational institutions must teach. It added that yoga is not a fundamental right under the law governing a child’s right to free and compulsory education, PTI reported.

The petition – filed by advocate J C Seth and Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay – sought to frame a national yoga policy and to make it compulsory for students of Classes 1 to 8.


Can't impose yoga on schools, says Supreme Court of India

New Delhi:
The Supreme Court on Monday said that it could not impose yoga on anyone as it declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation seeking direction to make yoga a part of school syllabus.Dismissing the PIL and asking the petitioner to implead itself in the similar matter being heard by another bench of the top court, a bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice D.Y.Chandrachud and Justice L.Nageswara Rao told the petitioner to go and persuade the people to practice yoga.


Mizoram church leaders appeal against yoga

A forum of Church leaders says yoga is against the teachings of Christianity.
Posted on June 8, 2016, 9:20 PM

Leaders of 13 major Christian Churches in Mizoram have appealed to their members not to practice yoga.
Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), forum of leaders of 13 major Christian Churches, said yoga is against the teachings of Christianity and as such Christians should not practice it.
Reverend Lalramliana Pachuau, forum leader and executive secretary of Mizoram Synod of Presbyterian Church said yoga can "dilute" the doctrine of Christianity.He said the constituent churches of the forum are issue messages cautioning their members against yoga.