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Mizoram’s church leaders urge flock not to observe yoga day

Church leaders in Mizoram had earlier submitted a memorandum to BJP President Amit Shah when he visited the state in mid-April.

By: Express News Service | Aizawl | Published: June 17, 2015 8:08 pm

A conglomeration of Mizoram’s church leaders has appealed to all Mizo Christians not to observe the International Day of Yoga, planned for this Sunday.

A brief statement from the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitu Committee (Mizoram Church Leader’s Committee) or MKHC said it finds it extremely regrettable that the day has been scheduled to clash with a holy day for Christians.

“We appeal to all Mizo Christians to not observe the International Day of Yoga,” the MKHC said.

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Church leaders in Mizoram had earlier submitted a memorandum to BJP President Amit Shah when he visited the state in mid-April.

In that memorandum, the MKHC protested against the designation of December 25 (Christmas) as Good Governance Day and the calling of a meeting of various Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts on Good Friday, which this year fell on April 4.

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    Ripudaman Rajawat
    Jun 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm
    Good that they are willingly showing their Anti Hindu intolerant mindset & agenda!!!! Thanks to MKHC for that!!!
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      Rohit Khurana
      Jun 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm
      This is what ? This is Communalism from the Church Leaders !! shame. We knew that these church leaders talk about secularism but they are actually communal ! shame once again.. Is religion for living in harmony with everyone or is it for dividing the people ? such persons need to be exposed !! shame for the third time !!
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      1. kj kj
        Jun 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm
        hi, its not being forced on anyone. its completely optional. and besides its yoga is not religious. so many westerners are practising it
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          Subhash Bhagwat
          Jun 18, 2015 at 3:01 am
          The International Yoga Day observation on June 21 is supported by the United Nations, which has as its members all the Christian countries in Europe and the Americas. If Mizoram churches have a problem with this U.N. decision they are free to stay home and sulk but let them remember that the Christian history is full of instances of Christian holidays having been foisted over traditional pre-Christian holidays. Everybody knows, for example, that Jesus was not born on December 25 or that Easter in Europe was a day of a different celebration. In India itself the Hindu tradition of Gurupoornima is being slyly subverted by the Church by observing the same day as some new-fangled "Christian" holiday.
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            sudeep
            Jun 18, 2015 at 5:37 am
            No one should be forced to do any exercise they do not want to do ! If the govt. is so concerned about peoples health they should make efforts to feed the poor. After all not everyone want to turn out to be skinny freaks
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