Ganesh Mandals Join in Celebrating a Halal-Free Ganeshotsav!
Despite the presence of food certification government bodies like FSSAI and FDA in India, a parallel Islamic economy centered around Halal certification is emerging. The funds generated from this economy are allegedly being diverted to support terrorists. In light of this threat to India’s security and integrity, the Central Government should disallow private Islamic organizations from issuing Halal certificates. This year, all Ganesh devotees and Ganesh Mandals are urged to prioritize the country’s security by celebrating a ‘Halal-Free Ganeshotsav.’ This appeal comes from Mr. Sunil Ghanwat, the State Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. He made this statement during a press conference organized by HJS at the ‘Shramik Patrakar Sangh’ in Solapur. Present at the event were Shri Rajan Bunge (HJS), Pantulu Shri. Niranjan Kudkyal, the priest of ‘Shri Hingulambika Devi Temple’ – Shri. Sanjay Hanchate, President of ‘Purvabhag Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’ – Shri. Sanjay Salunkhe, and Shri. Vitthal Prasad Pandhare.
Mr. Sunil Ghanwat emphasized that during the ongoing Chaturmas and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals, every Hindu should ensure that Halal-certified products do not enter their homes. A nationwide campaign for ‘Halal-Free Ganeshotsav’ is being conducted, with efforts to raise awareness through visits to Ganesh Mandals. Various programs opposing Halal are being organized during this Ganeshotsav.
Speaking on the occasion, President of ‘Purvabhag Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’ Shri. Sanjay Salunkhe stated that they plan to educate all Ganesh Mandals about the potential dangers of the parallel economy created through ‘Halal Jihad.’ It is their mission to encourage every Ganesh Mandal to celebrate a Halal-free Ganeshotsav. They intend to launch more initiatives against Halal. Pantulu Shri. Niranjan Kudkyal added, “We are well aware of the threat posed by Halal, and we are committed to promoting the celebration of a Halal-Free Ganeshotsav.”
Mr. Sunil Ghanwat provided further information about Halal, emphasizing that imposing ‘Halal’ on the 85 percent non-Muslim population is a violation of their constitutional religious rights. He suggested that instead of allowing private Islamic organizations like Jamiat and Halal India to issue Halal certificates, this authority should be vested in the Central Government’s agency, ‘FSSAI.’ This move would prevent the funds, amounting to crores of rupees, collected through Halal certification from being potentially misused to support terrorists and anti-national activities. Currently, businesses are required to pay Rs 47,000 for Halal certification and an annual renewal fee of Rs 16,000 to 20,000. Now it is mandatory to employ 2 Muslims as ‘Halal inspectors’ in every establishment. Due to this large amount of funds are going to private organizations causing huge financial loss to the Central Government.