Raipur jail inmates fast for better facilities

Officials said the fast was called off Monday afternoon after officials spoke to the protesters.

By: Express News Service | Raipur | Published:October 4, 2016 4:05 am
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More than a thousand inmates of Raipur Central Jail went on a 30-hour fast starting Sunday, demanding better facilities. This comes after they had submitted a 16-point demand to the prison authorities.

Officials said the fast was called off Monday afternoon after officials spoke to the protesters.

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The demands of the protesters included raising of the wage for daily labour and release of prisoners who have served their life terms.

Senior officials, including the DG (Prisons), jail superintendent and the Collector were all involved in talks. “Most of their demands, which are reasonable, will be met. There were other frivolous demands like non-vegetarian food and cigarettes. These have been dismissed,” an official said.

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