ANI | Updated: Nov 15, 2017 10:39 IST
New Delhi [India], November 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Arabia‘s decision of listing Yoga under sports activities, and said that the Muslim clerics of India continued to remain conservative even as the Islamic world was progressing.
“Muslim clerics here are all so conservative; the whole Islamic world is moving towards modernisation, but these people are still living in the 11th century,” Swamy told ANI.
“Sun is a planet, Hindus may call it god, but you can call it Surya planet,” Swamy said.
The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry approved Yoga under “sports activities” and allowed Saudi citizens to practice it on issuance of licence from the government.
Source of news : Aninews