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Ramadan row: Headmaster in Spain warns against fasting
by Fiona Govan
A primary school headteacher has found himself at the centre of a row after writing to parents warning them not to let their children fast.
The state school in Melilla, one of Spain's two north African enclaves, is almost exclusively attended by Muslim pupils.
But as Ramadan got underway last week, the headteacher of Juan Caro primary school sent home an advisory letter.
"Observing Ramadan could provoke episodes of lightheadedness, migraines and sunstroke as a result of dehydration or lack of sustenance," warned the letter penned by Alfonso García Zafra.
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