Aizawl, Jul 19: Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) today demanded that the Centre refrain from “imposing” Yoga in educational institutions and Aadhar on the people.
Terming Yoga as part of Hinduism, the ZNP, in a statement said the party did not have any objection to it, but it has reservation on imposition of the exercise in educational institutions.
The party said imposing Yoga in the schools was against the “principles of secularism” and the Congress government in the state should have the “courage to oppose it”.
The ZNP also asked the Centre to issue clarifications on Aadhar number, claiming that people without Aadhar cards were unable to receive some benefits from the government including LPG subsidies.
The Supreme Court on August 11, 2015 ruled that having Aadhar card was an individual’s choice, the party said, adding that the Centre seemed to be imposing Aadhar card on its citizens.