to include yoga in its curriculum, minority institutions may come forward to complain. At the end of the day, we think you will need to implead minority institutions to get heard,” it observed.
Senior advocate M N Krishnamani tried to convince the court by arguing that nomenclature should not oblique the fact that yoga was for better physical and mental health of everyone.
The Bench however retorted: “That may be right but it is difficult to say that all children will do it if we issue a mandamus (positive direction). Few things should be compulsory.”
Krishnamani then said he would try to help the Bench overcome its hesitation regarding minority institutions by adducing sound arguments and judicial precedents on the next date on December 3.
A California court had in July ruled that yoga did not by itself connote practicing religious instructions while saying it could be taught in San Diego schools, with a minor change of renaming the ‘asans’ (positions).