Religion doesn’t divide, faith unites — this is what Akeel Pathan, a convict of Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior Central Jail believes, and thus has decided to scan the ‘Shrimad Bhagwad Gita’.
Pathan has been convicted during a murder case. A Muslim man with an urge to understand the Hindu scripture, his zeal might not go down well with those who divide folks on the religious lines.
Akeel says that each one religions preach treats. He has been reading books within the jail and being a Muslim, his preference has been the books regarding his religion. But, currently he has come across the Gita and can scan it. He says that he can try to perceive the teachings and settle for them if he likes them.
Gwalior zone further Director General of Police (ADG) Raja babu Singh has started a campaign to make awareness concerning the gita among various sections of the society. He even goes to schools to talk concerning the “Gita Gyan” with the children. On the day of Dusshera, Singh distributed the copies along side beads within the jail premises.