US parents file suit against Yoga program in school

US parents file suit against Yoga program in school

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Washington-A civil lawsuit has been filed against a school district in California seeking to suspend a controversial yoga programme which parents feel “unlawfully” promotes religious beliefs. Writing in support of the lawsuit, Harvard educated religious studies Professor Candy Gunther Brown said that the Ashtanga yoga programme is inherently and pervasively religious, having its roots firmly planted in Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, and Western Metaphysical religious beliefs and practices.

As such, the programme violates California constitutional provisions prohibiting government religious preference and religious discrimination, alleged the lawsuit.PTI

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