The halal and jhatka meat row has now seemed to hit McDonalds India now. The company is receiving backlash on Twitter over the debate of halal and jhatka meat being served in Indian restaurants.
Recently, a Twitter user asked McDonalds India whether restaurants in India have a halal certificate.
The company replied to the query saying that all their restaurants in India have a halal certificate and that the meat they use is of the highest quality.
All our restaurants have HALAL certificates. You can ask the respective restaurant Managers to show you the certificate for your satisfaction and confirmation. (2/2)
— McDonald’s India (@mcdonaldsindia) August 22, 2019
Their reply got instant criticism from Twitter for serving halal meat and declaring it in its restaurant. Soon after hashtag BoycottMcDonalds started trending online; with people calling out McDonald’s for serving halal meat in a non-Muslim majority country.
Here’s how they reacted
Go To Hell, then. We Hindus only have JHATKA MEAT, Will educate others as well to not have any Non Veg Food From your chain. If you not want to end up like ZOMATO, ensure that JHATKA MEAT is served. Else, embrace for Financial Loss. https://t.co/ySGeo7Cxec
— ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (@HasdaaPunjab) August 23, 2019
Thanks for the info what about jhatka meat which we Hindus eat either start serving or we ain’t gonna come to ur outlets ever #boycottmcdonalds
— nitin shetty (@nitingshetty) August 23, 2019
Immediately #boycottmcdonalds , u have prooved food has religion.
— suyash kumar (@suyashk0939) August 23, 2019
— Appu (@_Appu17) August 23, 2019
Ok, say bye to all your Hindu and Sikh customers. Halal is most cruel way if hurting and killing an animal. No Hindu or Sikh will approve that cruelty towards animals. #BoycottMcDonalds #SayNoToHalal https://t.co/bFxmoAFBcW
— Truth Speaks (@TPrasadSpeaks) August 23, 2019
For the uninitiated, Halal meat is associated with Islamic dietary laws, and meat processed and prepared according to the requirements. Jhatka, on the other hand, is the meat from an animal killed instantaneously and is in accordance with the animal slaughter kind followed in Hinduism and Sikhism.
Source : News D