23 Hindu Prisoners Observe Ramadan Fast with Muslim Inmates in Bihar Jail

October 2, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


On October 2, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Setting a perfect example of communal harmony, 23 Hindu prisoners, four of them women, of Bhagalpur Central Jail are observing [the] Ramadan fast along with Muslim inmates, jail sources said on Monday. A total of 303 inmates are observing [the] Ramadan fast in the high-security Bhagalpur Central Jail, jail superintendent P K Jha told PTI. 'Special food arrangements have been made for prisoners on fast,' he said adding that 'the gesture by Hindu prisoners should set an example to others who want to divide society on communal lines.'"