Yoga laughter club 'annoys neighbours'
A Mumbai court has ordered a laughter yoga club to stop waking their neighbours at 6am every morning.
The High Court agreed with complainant Vinayak Shirsat, 78, who complained the club's antics amounted to "aural aggression".
Mr Shirsat said the club met at 6am every morning in a lakeside gazebo close to his family's bungalow home, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Between 10 and 30 devotees gathered to sing devotional songs, clap and exhort each other to laugh louder and louder.
His lawyer Veena Thadani said: "It's true that laughter is contagious, but if 30 people laugh every day in your window and you wake up to the sound of this cacophony you do not start laughing.
"They encourage each other to laugh louder: "Laugh through your belly! Laugh through your eyes! Laugh through your ears!", they shout."
Despite a number of rulings, the police have not yet taken action against the laughing yogis because they are not a formal registered club.
Justice Bobde agreed with the complaints and ordered police: "Solve this problem. This is an unnecessary headache... people coming and laughing outside your house."