Subsequent to the instructions, ‘Sehri’ and ‘Aftari’ material would be provided to prisoners observing Roza
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has issued instructions for special facilities for prisoners lodged in state prisons whoare observing ‘Roza’ during the holy month of ‘Ramzaan’. Following his instructions, under humanitarian and health grounds, all such prisoners would be provided material for ‘Sehri’ and ‘Aftari’.
Providing this information, a state government spokesman said that prisoners observing ‘Roza’ during summers would be given special facilities which will include one glass lemonade which has one lemon, 30 gm. sugar and 50 grams of ice, 250 gm sweet lime and two biscuits during ‘aftaari’. In the same way, prisoners observing roza would be provided 50 gm ‘paav roti’, 100 gm curd and 15 gm sugar for ‘sehri’.
In winters, the aftari would include one cup tea, 250 gm sweet lime, two biscuits and 50 gm paav roti, 200 ml milk and 15 gm sugar for ‘sehri’.
The spokesman further informed that the State Prisons Administration and Reform Headquarters has implemented these special facilities from June 18, 2015 and under this all fasting prisoners, who skip the morning breakfast and lunch along with the evening tea will be complimented with the sehri and roza material of the same cost without any additional expenditure.
It may be pointed out here that under the Para-532 of the Jail Manual, providing meals in both times in the evening and providing jaggery and dates has been arranged for.