Surya Namaskar is almost considered as an exercise rather than any religious rite. Normally such activities are carried out in schools in India regardless of caste, creed and sect. But this time the All India Muslim Personal Law Board comes with quite a surprising Statement
No Suryanamaskar In Muslim Schools
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) opposed the Government’s directive to organize ‘surya namaskar’ program in Schools. The government asked schools to organize yoga and ‘surya namaskar’ between January 1 to 7 on the occasion the 75th anniversary of Independence Day.
The board wrote a letter citing Islam does not allow Surya puja.In an official statement released by AIMPLB, organisation’s General Secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani asked Muslims students to not participate in such events.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposes Govt directive to organize 'Surya Namaskar' program in schools between Jan 1-Jan 7 on the 75th anniversary of Independence Day; says 'Surya Namaskar' is a form of Surya puja and Islam does not allow it pic.twitter.com/KcUq2xAGIm
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UGC secretary Rajnish Jain has written to the vice-chancellors of the country’s 1,000-plus universities and the principals of its 40,000-odd colleges to participate in the “75 Crore Surya Namaskar Project”, to be conducted in January and February. Jain’s letter says the project aims to achieve the performance of 75 crore Surya Namaskars by 3 lakh students from 30,000 colleges and universities.
Source : The freepress Journal