BBC Asian Network Eid Packs

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Eid packs were supplied to more than 400 Muslim prisoners in London 

As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a London-based charity is providing Eid packs to more than 400 prisoners so they can mark the occasion.

“First of all, prison isn’t easy as everyone makes it out to be. You make it what it is,” says Naj Dar, a Muslim who spent nearly 10 years in jail.

“A little bit of a present from outside gives you a bit of reality, a bit of hope.

“Once you’re behind the door you think everyone’s forgotten about you. Your friends, everyone forgets about you until you get out,” added the 46-year-old.

In the basement of the Islamic Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) bookshop in north Wembley, volunteers are preparing Eid packs to distribute to Muslim prisoners in London.

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