If yoga comes into the life of every common people, it will help in bringing down incidents of rape in the country, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said on Sunday.
In a remark that may spark a controversy, he also said that Muslims do yoga five times in a day and termed "Prophet Mohammad as the greatest yogi".
"I believe if yoga comes into the life of common people, then the daily incidents of rape, I would not say, they will cease to exist, but there will definitely be a decrease in them.
"It will create a new way of thinking amongst men and women. Changing the way one feels for a human body ... that the body is such a machine which nature has given us for some larger work ... people's attention will go towards this," he said.