An anonymous caller has been calling the various different Ramzan shows on television on the 31st of May, asking the program’s ulema whether it was okay to break a fast when one is questioned by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT.)
“I am alhamdulillah fasting (alhamdulillah) and would like to know whether it is permissible to break my fast in a physically and mentally demanding situation such as, specifically, an interrogation by a Joint Investigation Team,” said the caller, his voice clearly muffled by a handkerchief or similar fabric.
“I know that the ulema have provided exceptions for physical labour,” he asked. “What I want to know is whether a thorough six-hour investigation comes under that description or not.”
“What happens when a Muslim brother, who is usually in a state of ablution (alhamdulillah) is interrogated by a JIT and his blood sugar level goes so down, that he starts feeling dizzy,” he said.
Till the filing of this press report, the various ulema on the programs were unable to give a specific, bespoke fatwa in response to Ramzan grilling by JITs.