PUNJAB NEWS-CM asks DGP Prisons to relax norms of hard labour for Muslim inmates during Ramzan


Chandigarh, July 2, 2013: On the personal request of Punjab Minorities Commission Member Tarsem Ahmed, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed the DGP Prisons to exempt the Muslim inmates lodged in different jails across the state from the hard labour during the month of Holy Ramzan starting from July 9 this.

A decision to this effect was taken by Badal following a meeting with Ahmed, who called on the Chief Minister here at his residence this evening.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that Badal asked DGP Prisons to issue instructions to all the jail superintendents to ensure that all the Muslims inmates should be allowed to perform prayers during the month of holy Ramzan, for which they undergo fasting according to the tenets of Islam.

Badal also asked the DGP Prisons to ensure strict compliance of the instructions keeping in view the religious sentiments of the Muslim community.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013