Mr. Narendra Modi's campaign of celebrating coming Sunday 21 June as International Day of Yoga has hit a barricade in atleast one state which boats of 98% Christian population.
A statement from the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitu Committee (Mizoram Church Leader's Committee), conglomeration of Mizoram's church leaders, stated that it finds extremely regrettable that the day has been scheduled to clash with a holy day for Christians. The statement further appealed all Mizo Christians not to observe June 21 as International Day of Yoga by skipping Church.
"We appeal to all Mizo Christians to not observe the International Day of Yoga," the MKHC said.
Church leaders in Mizoram had earlier submitted a memorandum to BJP President Amit Shah when he visited the state in mid-April.
In that memorandum, the MKHC protested against the designation of December 25 (Christmas) as Good Governance Day and calling of a meeting of various Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts on Good Friday, which this year fell on April 4.