Punjab govt relaxes norms for Muslim prisoners during Ramadan

New Delhi: The Congress party-led government in Punjab has ordered relaxation of norms for Muslim prisoners during the holy month of Ramadan.

In a press statement, Jail Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa said that during the month of Ramadan, prisoners of the Muslim community have been allowed to take food and drinks from outside.

He said that the family members of the inmates or any other NGO would be allowed to deliever the same but he also instructed the jail authorities to check the luggage from security point of view and ensure full compliance with the Covid-19 safety protocol.

The Jail Minister further said that keeping in view the religious beliefs of the Muslim community, complete arrangements would be made in the jails for Namaz to be offered by the inmates. He said that instructions have been issued to all the jails in this regard.

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