Bihar Government extends special benefits to the Muslim staff for Ramzan !

BJP criticises it

Patna – Bihar Government grants permission to Muslim employees to change office timing for the month of Ramzan, a decision taken for ‘their convenience’.  In a circular issued by the General Administration Department of the State Government, it has been stated that Muslim officials and staffers will be allowed to arrive one hour before the usual working hours and leave one hour before accordingly during the month of Ramzan if they so choose. Moreover, the circular stated that this Government order would be effective every year during the month of Ramzan. The ruling JDU and RJD said that their Government’s decision will strengthen Secularism.

To this, BJP leader Arvind Kumar Singh demanded that Chief Minister Nitesh Kumar should give a similar benefit to the Hindus for Chaitra Navratri and Shri Ramnavami.

Editorial Viewpoint

Giving special facilities on the basis of religion to Government employees, does this come within the norms of a Secular Administration ? Why are the seculars silent now ? Or do they agree with this Government decision ?

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