Yoga colleges to protest on February 12 in Karnataka

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BENGALURU: Students and faculty of 42 yoga and naturopathic medical colleges, including nine from Karnataka, will go on a nationwide fast on February 12.

They are seeking the centre’s intervention in including yoga and naturopathy in the proposed bill for National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCISM). The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. “Despite spending crores every year solely on promotion of yoga, the centre has done very little to regulate yoga and naturopathy,” said Naveen K Visweswaraiah, national president, Indian Naturopathy & Yoga Graduates’ Medical Association.