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“Perform Surya Namaskar”: Directive To J&Okay Schools Triggers Controversy

The order asks college and college students to make it a “people-centric program”. Representational


A J&Okay authorities order asking college and college students of all faculties to carry out Surya Namaskar on the event of Makar Sankranti has triggered an argument. That is for the primary time when college students within the Muslim majority area have been requested to take part in Surya Namaskar which many Muslims say is unacceptable and in opposition to primary tenets of their religion.

“To mark the holy occasion of Makar Sankranti on 14th January 2022, Government of India has desired that on the occasion a large scale virtual Surya Namaskar be organised under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations,” reads an order by Director Colleges, J&K Higher education department.

The order asks faculty and students to make it a people-centric program with the tagline “Surya Namaskar for vitality”. 

“Kindly ensure that all faculty members and students actively participate in this program,” reads the order.

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the directive as the government’s “PR misadventure” and the reflection of a “communal mindset”. 

“GOIs PR misadventures intention to demean & collectively humiliate Kashmiris. Forcing college students & workers to carry out Surya namaskars by issuing orders regardless of their apparent discomfort with the imposition of one thing laden with non secular connotations provides an perception into their communal mindset,” she said in a tweet.

“Why ought to Muslim college students be pressured to do something, together with yoga, to rejoice Makar Sankranti? Makar Sankranti is a competition & to rejoice it or not have to be a private selection. Would the BJP be completely happy if an analogous order was issued to order non-Muslim college students to rejoice Eid?” former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.

Umesh Talashi, another National Conference youth leader, asked what will be the reaction if tomorrow a Muslim Chief Minister issues an order asking everyone to observe fast during Ramzan.

“If tomorrow, a Muslim CM points an govt order that everyone ought to observe quick on Ramzan, how will that sound for non-muslim neighborhood members? Babus ought to cease imposing non secular practices on folks, they don’t have any proper to intrude in these issues,” he mentioned.

Another leader, Ruhullah Mehdi, said the order issued by Director Colleges reflects the slavery of officials who signed the order. 

“The oppression doesn’t mirror on this order or “desire” as a lot because the slavery displays within the pen of the undersigned. 

They instructed them to bend, the so known as “leadership” of Kashmir crawled. However what in regards to the society as an entire? What does the signature on this case mirror?” he tweeted. 

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