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Zaheera turns veggies, logs to computers

Best Bakery witness Zaheera Sheikh has started learning computers in prison and has turned vegetarian.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 14:56 IST

Best Bakery witness Zaheera Shaikh, undergoing a one year jail term, imposed by Supreme Court for contempt of court, has started learning computers in prison and also turned vegetarian.

"She is taking a computer course in Byculla jail and has also started learning English," her lawyer Umesh Deshpande said.

Zaheera is concerned about her future and has taken computer education very seriously, he said.

She has also turned vegetarian, Deshpande said.

When Zaheera was arrested three months ago, jail authorities had complained to the court that she had been demanding non-vegetarian dishes, which was difficult for them to provide.

But, with time, Zaheera has learnt to adjust and has switched to vegetarian food, her lawyer said.

Zaheera spends most of her time offering namaz, writing letters to her lawyer and relatives and learning computer and English language.

19-year-old Zaheera's mother Sehrunissa is very anxious to get her married but Zaheera says she wants to build her career rather than settling down.

Sehrunissa wants her daughter to learn zari embroidery for a living, while her brother Nasibullah has become a scrap dealer and wants Zaheera to join him in business, Deshpande said.

First Published: Jun 08, 2006 14:56 IST