A federal judge has granted a restraining order this Thursday against the guards in Alaska prison for force-feeding Muslim inmates pork as they break their fast.
CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) filed a lawsuit this Tuesday, claiming that Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated the constitutional prohibitions against ‘cruel and unusual punishment’.
CAIR informed that US District Court for Alaska has granted its request for an emergency temporary order guards to provide the Muslims inmates with adequate and appropriate meals. The meals should be aligning with government’s health guidelines.
According to a Washington-based organization said that they have taken a stand against elevation in bigotry against American Muslims.
“CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president” (said CAIR in a statement)
Muslims all around the world are observing the Holy Month, complying by the religious teachings. The inmates observe the fast for about 18 hours in the Anchorage. Amidst it, the news of the prison guards forcing Muslims with food that is religiously forbidden to consume sparked a controversy globally.
The complaint was also registered that the prisoners are fed 1100 calories per day which creates a calorie deficit. As per the guidelines, the prisoners should at least be provided with nutritionally balanced meals comprising of 2500 calories daily. With provided calories being cut down to more than half of the defined and further including meals that is religiously prohibited for a significant number of inmate population further nullifies the value.