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Revisit Curfew Hours for Ramadhan, UYD Tells Govt

Ismail Kirya, the UYD president says that government is failing to understand the cause of Muslims when they ask for the relaxing of the curfew hours to enable them smoothly exercise all the Ramadan practices.

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The Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), want government to lift the curfew hours because the country badly needs prayers in its current situation and the holy month of Ramadan, being one of prayers,  Ugandans should make use if the 30 days.

Though government has already explained why it cannot lift the curfew hours beyond 9pm to accommodate the Muslim prayer activities during the month of Ramadan, UYD insist that this is not fair and and this position must be revisited.

Ismail Kirya, the UYD president says that government is failing to understand the cause of Muslims when they ask for the relaxing of the curfew hours to enable them smoothly exercise all the Ramadan practices.

Kirya says that government should consider being advised by religious experts from all religions to avoid disappointing the citizens in their respective beliefs. 

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Kirya cites the taraweeh prayers that are usually conducted during night from around 8pm to 9.30pm reciting the holy book of Quran by Sheiks during the holy month.

He explains that not all Muslims memorized all the 114 chapters in the Quran to be able to recite them at their homes yet it is key practice during the holy month.

He also cites the breaking of the fast especially for the people that cannot afford to break the fast on their own and they are supported by their fellow Muslims at the mosques. 

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The minister of State for Internal Affairs, Mario Obiga Kania while in parliament on April, 8, 2021, stated that government was not considering to lift the curfew hours for the Ramadan period.The Ramadan period will run April 13th to May 12th.

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