New Delhi: K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana government has issued a directive allowing all the government employees of the state belonging to the Muslim community to leave the offices/schools at 4 PM during the month of Ramzan. Also Read - Over 30 Monkeys Poisoned to Death, Stuffed in Gunny Bags; Police Initiate Probe

According to the reports, Chief Secretary Dr. Shailendra Kumar Joshi issued a circular informing that all the government employees of Telangana State belonging to Muslim religion, including Teachers and Out-sourcing employees working in government offices, might leave their offices/schools at 4 PM on all working days during the holy month of Ramzan. Also Read - Diwali Gift: Telangana Govt Waives 50% Property Tax to Ease Financial Struggles of People

However, this exemption would be removed when their presence is required due to exigencies of services during the above period. Also Read - Depressed Over Dubbak Bypoll Result, TRS Supporter Ends Life

Ramadan 2019: During this holy month Muslims do not eat or drink throughout daylight hours. Muslims wake up early morning before dawn known as Sehri to eat meals and then wait for evening, known as Iftar to break their fast.

The fast is traditionally broken by eating dates and drinking water. Ramadan is not about being hungry but the real purpose is to attain purity and piousness in order to be closer to Allah.