[Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month. (File Photo)]
Muzaffarnagar: Setting an example of communal harmony, more than 60 Hindu inmates of the district jail here are observing 'Roza' - the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramadan the Holy month of fasting, along with 1,150 Muslim inmates.
The holy month of Ramzan commenced in India on Tuesday.
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', PTI reported.
Food items like seasonal fruits, dates, 500 gram milk and various other snacks are being made available to them, he said.
Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month. It is followed by the Eid al-Fitr festival.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having martial relations from dawn until sunset. They also try to avoid evil thoughts and deeds during the holy month.