Compulsory Yoga Goes Against the Spirit of Our Constitution Says Jamaat

June 16, 2015


New Delhi, 15 June 2015: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is strongly opposed to the compulsory implementation of Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Saraswati Vandana etc. by the Centre or state governments on all communities, as it goes against the spirit of the constitution of India. Secretary General of Jamaat Mohammed Salim Engineer said: “The constitution of India grants all its citizens the freedom to practice their own religion. Instead of solving the problems of the poor, economically deprived and the educationally backward and achieving social justice and communal harmony between various communities, the government is engaged in exercises that are highly damaging to the country.”

He reiterated that, “The likes and dislikes of a particular religious community should not be enforced and made compulsory for all other communities and religious groups of secular India, as it is against our constitution and against the secular fabric of the country. The government must adopt a neutral stand on such issues and play an impartial role.”

Mohammed Salim Engineer expressed the hope that the government will respect the constitution and will not allow attempts by certain vested interests to promote the supremacy of a particular culture. Government must promote unity, justice, mutual love, respect and tolerance in the country.

Spread the love

You May Also Like…


  1. Gh Nabi Khanday

    Ji is the only orgaorganization that works to safeguard the principles of Islam,all other organizations have blindfolded their eyes to see the truth.

  2. saba mirza

    Good effort by jamiet jamiet should prostest on road as well

  3. Siddiq Md

    I appreciate that at least one jamaat is raising voice against these issues. There is a need of other voices too unitedly to succeed in getting our rights which are already mentioned in the Constitution.

  4. Asif iqbal

    Why are we mentioning the constitution when we don’t believe in article 44 which says there should be uniform civil code for everybody. We must not use constitution for our own convinience. Muslims of India should integrate themselves in the mainstream domain.Why is it that there were 46 MPs in 1982 and today we reduced to 22 MPs. Looks like we will be 10MPsin next elections.


    Doing a good is not always about impressive innovation. Sometimes it is only about doing something with plain dedication.