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Yoga is towards Islam: Angry mob disrupts Indian govt’s occasion in Maldives | WATCH

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Yoga is against Islam: Angry mob disrupts Indian govt's event in Maldives | WATCH

An indignant mob barged into the nationwide soccer stadium in Male, the Maldives’s capital, on Tuesday morning and disrupted a yoga occasion organised by the Indian High Commission.

Before the occasion, the protesters brandished placards proclaiming yoga was towards the tenets of Islam. A report from a Maldivian information company, The Edition, talked about {that a} part of Islamists believes performing yoga is akin to worshiping the Sun, a heretic act based on Islamic custom.

The yoga and meditation hour was an initiative by the Indian Cultural Centre in affiliation with the Union Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment on the event of the International Day of Yoga. Attendees to the yoga session had been unable to proceed with their meditation as a result of interruption by the mob.

The protesters, who had been carrying banners, placards, and elevating slogans, allegedly demanded that the Yoga Day celebrations are referred to as off and the attendees vacate the stadium instantly. Some attendees reportedly stated they had been threatened by members of the mob.

A bunch of Maldivian youth have disrupted a yoga day occasion organised by the Indian High Commission within the Maldives. pic.twitter.com/gOCvPVwjmS

— The Maldives Journal (@MaldivesJournal) June 21, 2022

Several diplomats, authorities officers, and ministers from the Maldives authorities had been additionally current on the occasion when the mob barged in.

Videos shared on social media confirmed miscreants armed with sticks and flags charging in the direction of individuals who had been working towards yoga and meditation on their yoga mats. A video posted by Raajje TV confirmed how the protesters destroyed the venue and trashed meals stalls meant for the contributors.

HoonuKhabaru: yoga day faahaga kurumuge harakaaiy galolhu dhandugai kuriyah dhanikoh bayaku ethanah vadheganefi. pic.twitter.com/ZdaVGWBhJ3

— RaajjeTV (@Raajje_tv) June 21, 2022

Police intervened earlier than the scenario intensified right into a bodily altercation by releasing tear gasoline canisters into the sphere the place the unruly mob was harassing the attendees.

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated an enquiry into the incident was ordered.

“An investigation has been launched by @PoliceMv into the incident that happened this morning at Galolhu stadium. This is being treated as a matter of serious concern and those responsible will be swiftly brought before the law,” Solih tweeted.

An investigation has been launched by @PoliceMv into the incident that occurred this morning at Galolhu stadium.

This is being handled as a matter of significant concern and people accountable might be swiftly introduced earlier than the regulation.

— Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (@ibusolih) June 21, 2022

The Maldives was among the many 177 nations that voted in favour of co-sponsoring the UN decision to commemorate June 21 because the International Day of Yoga.

The announcement of internet hosting an occasion to commemorate the International Day of Yoga was met with extreme criticism by residents, who had even threatened towards holding the occasion.

Yoga is a burning difficulty within the Maldives for orthodox Muslims, who’ve polarised opinions relating to the religious self-discipline, which has benefitted hundreds of thousands throughout the globe.