Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood for TwoCircles.net
The municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) has made Surya Namaskar mandatory for all students in its 1200 schools. A petition challenging the order is now pending before the Bombay High Court whose division bench has, however, refused to stay its operation saying 'don't go on the name, it is just an exercise which is good for the body'. Even at the introduction stage the High Court had asked 'what's the harm if the BMC has made Surya Namaskar compulsory?' Let us analyse the merits of this judicial stand.