SC dismisses Plea to make Yoga Compulsory in Schools

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YogaNew Delhi: In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking framing of a national yoga policy and making the practice of yoga compulsory for students of classes 1 to 8 across the country.

A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur rejected the plea filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson and J C Seth, saying it is for the government to take a decision on such an issue.

The Apex court told the petitioners that it was not within its domain of the court to design a school syllabus. The government had to do this with the advice of experts.

The petitioners had sought a direction to the Ministry of Human Resources Development, NCERT, NCTE and CBSE to provide standard textbook of ‘yoga and health education’ for students of Class 1 to 8 keeping in view various fundamental rights such as right to life, education and equality.

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