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more than 60 Hindu inmates of the district jail here are keeping ‘roza’, the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramadan, along with 1,150 Muslim inmates.

Setting an example of communal harmony, more than 60 Hindu inmates of the district jail here are keeping ‘roza’, the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramadan, along with 1,150 Muslim inmates.

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The holy month of Ramadan commenced yesterday. On the first day of the Ramadan, 65 Hindu inmates kept fast with 1,150 Muslim inmates here, said Satish Tripathi, jailor of the district jail.

Special arrangements have been made for the inmates to perform prayers and enjoy their pre-dawn ‘sehri’ meal and evening meals known as ‘iftars’.

Food items like seasonal fruits, dates, 500 gram milk and various other snacks are being made available to them, he said.