Kasab not fasting during Ramzan: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 17:04

Mumbai: Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir
Kasab, convicted and awarded death sentence for his role in
the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, is not observing fast during
the ongoing Islamic month of Ramzan, a senior official of
Arthur Road jail said.

Though Kasab had observed fast for a select few days
during last Ramzan, this year he had expressed his
unwillingness for the same, said Arthur Road jail
superintendent Rajendra Dhamale.
"We had informed him about Ramzan in advance. But
Kasab said he would not observe fast this time," Dhamle added.
A jail source said the terrorist though continued to
eat his daily food, he rarely strikes chat with the security

"However, he continues to pray daily as and when he
feels like," said the source.

During the month of Ramzan, Muslims observe fast
(roza) for the whole month. The fasting period starts from an
hour before daybreak till after sunset.
Kasab, who is lodged in the infamous anda (egg shaped)
cell in high security Arthur Road prison, recently moved the
Supreme Court challenging his conviction and death sentence in
the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The Bombay High Court in its February 21 verdict
upheld the death sentence of Kasab for the "brutal and
diabolical" attacks aimed at "destabilising" the federal

Nearly 166 people were killed in a series of planned
terror attacks on the financial capital of the country on 26th
November, 2008.


First Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 17:04
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