Yoga classes are secular, says US court

WASHINGTON: Attempts by yoga opponents in California to twist the ancient Indian practice to present it as religious indoctrination has again been rejected by a US Court.

A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the San Diego Superior Court that the yoga program in the Encinitas School District is ''devoid of any religious, mystical or spiritual trappings.''

''We conclude that the program is secular... (and) does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion, and does not excessively entangle the school district in religion,'' the appeals court said in its ruling on for more


Source: Times of India

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