Muzaffarnagar, June 8: Almost three years after when Muzaffarnagar, a small district in Uttar Pradesh witnessed one of the most bloodiest communal riots of recent times which left more than 62 people dead from both the communities. Since then, dozens of incidents of communal clashes have regularly been reported from the district every year. Also Read - Indian Muslims Most Content in World, Constitution Did Not Say Only Hindus Can Stay in The Country: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
Also, Sanjeev Balyan, a union minister from the BJP particularly was accused of whipping up the communal tension in the area before the assembly by-polls. However, on Tuesday in an unprecedented gesture led by a group of Hindu inmates in a Muzaffarnagar jail to set up an example of communal harmony in a communally sensitive region of Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Muslim Man’s Hand Allegedly Chopped Off With Chainsaw After Attackers Spot '786' Tattooed on His Arm
According to reports, more than 60 Hindu jail inmates in Muzaffarnagar are performing ‘roza’, the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramzan, along with 1,150 Muslim inmates. The holy month of Ramzan when Muslim commence fast from dawn to dusk started on Tuesday. Read Also: (Justice Markandey Katju urges Hindus to observe one Ramazan roza (fast) to fight communal poison) Also Read - Lying Through Its Teeth? China Claims Uyghurs 'Happiest Muslims in World'; Evidence Point to Genocide
On first day of the Ramzan, 65 Hindu inmates kept fast with 1,150 Muslim inmates here, Satish Tripathi, jailor of Muzaffarnagar district jail was quoted by PTI. The jail authorities had made special arrangements for the inmates to perform regular prayers, enjoy their pre-dawn ‘sehri’ meal and evening meals known as ‘iftars’.
The jail authorities have also provided seasonal fruits, dates, 500 gram mil per prisoner and various other snacks are being made available to them, he said. The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots of Uttar Pradesh, resulted in death of at least 62 and left more than 93 injured. The riots has been described as one of “the worst violence in Uttar Pradesh in recent history”.