AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court has granted temporary bail to a murder accused to observe fasts during the holy month of Ramzan. He will have to surrender to jail on May 25, after Eid-ul-Fitr.
The case involved Sohil Kakal (21) from Mundra, who is at present lodged in a district jail near Gandhidham in Kutch district since May 2017. He requested the high court to release him on bail for 30 days so that he could fast during the Ramzan.
Kakal submitted in his bail plea, “Ramzan is a holy month of Muslims and is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship, during which applicant is required to observe strict fasting from dawn to sunset without even consumption of any food or liquid of any nature what so ever and for this, the applicant is required to have fruits and other food which can provide energy for the rest of the day to observe fast.”
He further submitted, “In this month of Ramzan, it would be impossible to observe such fast in the jail premises because numerous restrictions are there inside the jail premises.”