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Undertrials` fast in Assam jail

Over 100 undertrial prisoners of Morigaon district jail in central Assam had been on a hunger strike for several hours Thursday protesting against alleged unhealthy atmosphere inside the jail, the police said.



Morigaon: Over 100 undertrial prisoners of Morigaon district jail in central Assam had been on a hunger strike for several hours Thursday protesting against alleged unhealthy atmosphere inside the jail, the police said.
The inmates alleged that they were kept in sub-human conditions and served stale food.
Refusing to take food since 6 am, the prisoners also complained that the jail lacked medical facilities, the sources said.

However, the jail authorities talked to the protestors and assured them to look into their grievances.

The inmates then withdrew the hunger strike at about one pm.

PTI

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