Tunisians Protest And Demand Right To Eat And Drink During The Ongoing Ramadan Fasting Period | Online Naija

Tunisians Protest And Demand Right To Eat And Drink During The Ongoing Ramadan Fasting Period

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Tunisians in multitudes trooped out on Sunday to protest against the arrest of non-fasters and demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Though there is no law against eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, but every year the issue comes to the fore in the North African country.

Tunisia’s constitution guarantees ‘freedom of belief and conscience’, but the state is also the ‘guardian of religion’.

Following a call by the ‘Mouch Bessif’ (Arabic for ‘Not against our will’) group, protesters in central Tunis shouted that ‘Individual freedom is guaranteed by the constitution!’

Tunisians protest Ramadan

At the protest, in an act also deemed unacceptable during Ramadan daylight hours, a man was openly seen smoking a cigarette, holding a placard in French that asked:

‘Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?’

Demonstrators also protested against the arrest of people who were not fasting. At the beginning of June, four men were sentenced to a month in jail for ‘public indecency’ after eating outside during daylight.

“We’re protesting about lawsuits against non-fasters, Whoever wants to fast can fast, but whoever doesn’t want to shouldn’t have to,” demonstrator Karim Chair told AFP.

Most cafes and restaurants in Tunisia close during the day in Ramadan, and those that open do so discreetly.

As this year’s fasting month began, a media-oriented preacher went round cafes open during the day to record footage of clients and shame them in a move that was heavily criticized on social networks.

Source – DailyMail.co.uk

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