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MUSLIMS PROTEST SURYA NAMASKAR, BIHAR WITHDRAWS ITS DECISION

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Responding to the heavy amount of objections from socio-religious Muslim organisations, the government of Bihar, on 16 February, amended the circular which was sent on 9 February to all District Education Officers asking them to “ensure attendance” of all the students from class IV to class VII for “Surya Namaskar” function to be held on 18 February at all district headquarters to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Prominent Muslim groups have demanded from the department of Human Resource Development to amend its circular and add words like “optional or voluntary” to allow minority students to stay away from the function. Secondary Education Director KK Sinha said that the government has issued an amended circular to all district education officers, saying it would not be mandatory for Muslim students to participate in Surya Namaskar.



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