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Ramzan: Badal for easing norms for Muslim inmates

On the request of Punjab Minorities Commission member Tarsem Ahmed, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday directed the director general of police (DGP, prisons) to exempt Muslim inmates lodged in jails across the state from hard labour during the holy month of Ramzan, starting on July 9.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 02, 2013 23:35 IST
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On the request of Punjab Minorities Commission member Tarsem Ahmed, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday directed the director general of police (DGP, prisons) to exempt Muslim inmates lodged in jails across the state from hard labour during the holy month of Ramzan, starting on July 9.

A decision to this effect was taken by Badal following a meeting with Ahmed, who called on the CM.

A spokesperson for the CMO said Badal had asked the DGP (prisons) to issue instructions to all jail superintendents to ensure that all Muslims inmates were allowed to perform prayers during Ramzan, for which they undergo fasting according to tenets of Islam. Badal also asked the DGP (prisons) to ensure strict compliance of instructions, keeping in view religious sentiments of the Muslim community.