This brave Muslim girl gets threats for teaching yoga, but won't budge

New Delhi, Nov 10: Rafia Naz, a famous Muslim girl who taught yoga in Jharkhand, has received threats to kill some people from her own community, after which the administration has decided to increase her security. The girl has received threats from people of her own community and she has been told that she should not teach yoga to anyone. This case was brought to the notice of Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Jharkhand. After their orders the police decided to tighten the security of the girl. 


A Muslim woman from Jharkhand who is famous for teaching Yoga has now attracted the ire of few radicals who have issued a fatwa against her for this act. As per reports, the woman has also been at the receiving end of death threats, after which the administration has decided to tighten her security.
SHe cam einto public focus when her photos of her doing yoga with Baba Ramdev went viral.

Some fanatics from her community did not like this and as per reports, threatened her on Tuesday, not to teach yoga to anyone. Soon, this matter came to the attention of Jharkhand Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

Ranchi’s senior superintendent of police, Kuldeep Diwedi subsequently dispatched a police force to meet Rafia. Later as per a report issued by Jharkhand police, she has been given two bodyguards.


What is worrying her parents is the fact that she has to appear for her M. Com exams and the entire episode has left her and her family restless. Rafia is the eldest among her siblings and teaches yoga for a living.

Rafia appears to be upset both with Muslims as wll as with Hindus. She says, on one hand she is being threatened not to teach yoga and on the other hand she is being asked to change her name so that people don’t hesitate before learning yoga from her.

News24Bureau with Agencies