The booklet had also mentioned that pregnant women should control lust, hang beautiful pictures on the wall and avoid non-vegetarian food
— Ministry of AYUSH (@moayush) June 14, 2017
The booklet, distributed on June 9 as part of the ministry's press pack for International Yoga Day, had also allegedly mentioned that pregnant women should control lust, hang beautiful pictures on the wall and avoid non-vegetarian food.
The Ministry clarified the non-vegetarian food issue on the basis of traditional Yoga and Naturopathy guidelines that rule out consuming non vegetarian food.
The Ayush Ministry said in an official statement: “The said booklet puts together relevant and useful information culled out from many years of clinical practice in the fields of Yoga and Naturopathy. It aims to take the well-known health benefits of Yoga and Naturopathy to expecting mothers and new mothers in a simple booklet format. “