Ramzan fasting to begin from Sunday: Shahi Imam
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Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:34
New Delhi: Ramzan, the fasting month of Muslims, will begin from Sunday.

Announcing this, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid Maulana Mufti Mukkaram Ahmed said the new moon of Ramzan was not sighted today and hence the fasting month will begin on Sunday.

Muslims will have to wake up tomorrow night for the 'sehri' meal before dawn.

The month-long fasting will culminate in the Idd-ul-Fitr celebrations next month.

Advocate Chowdhary said that between October and February this year, 20 inmates in Thane prison, 22 in Yerawada prison and 10 in Amaravati prison tested positive for HIV.

In Nashik prison, as many as 25 prisoners tested positive in January and February this year.

Chowdhary also said that Maharashtra Prison Review of Sentence Rules provide for release of a prisoner if he/she is sufferring from incurable disease, or if his/her condition is such that disease may be aggravated by stay in prison.

But government rarely uses this provision, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:34

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