Omm? More Like OMG, Yoga Day Just Turned Stressful

Yoga is supposed to have a calming effect on the mind, body and spirit. But these days it's clearly stressing out Indian politicians in what was
supposed to be a global recognition of one of India's most popular contributions to the world. But tempers are flaring between Muslim and Hindu leaders ahead of International Yoga Day over a conflict that revolves around the Hindu origins of the practice. Earlier this month, a Muslim organization objected to the Surya Namaskara — an movement that worships the sun — accusing the government of making "Hindu religious practices" compulsory in educational institutions. This didn't go down well with Yogi Adityanath, a lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh, who told the asana objectors "to drown themselves in the sea."
Another religious controversy erupted over the chanting of the phrase "Om," which also has Hindu origins. In a bid to diffuse the situation, Shripad Yesso Naik, the minister in charge of the event, met with a delegation of Muslim leaders and suggested that participants could chant "Allah" instead of "Om" or could chant nothing at all, if they so preferred.