The multinational food chain McDonald’s is facing heat in India for declaring that they sell only Halal meat foods. The controversy started over the declaration of the food chain that they are selling only Islamic Halal certified foods in India. This statement has created an uproar among Hindus. Noted lawyer Ishkaran Bhandari has picked up this issue and said that he will definitely sue the MacDonald’s for imposing food habits.
Advocate Bhandari has initiated a mass petition movement against McDonald’s “only Halal” meat supplying policy in India, where a majority of the population (83%) are Hindus and Sikhs.
“McDonald’s food chains in Indian ONLY SELL HALAL MEAT, which is discrimination & is racial & religious prejudice against non-Muslims who are into meat Business. Also, customers then are forced to eat it, due to the monopoly of such chains. This has to stop & they have to serve all meat which is both Jhatka & Halal & of other process,” he said initiating a mass petition.
“Friends saying – Halal meat is a billion-dollar issue in India & not to take it on but discrimination won’t be tolerated. It will be a legal & public battle,” said Advocate Ishkaran Bhandari, pointing out that in many countries McDonald’s follow neutral food policy.
Advocate Bhandari said that he would first send a legal notice to McDonald’s and if answers were not satisfactory, would definitely go to court against this discriminatory practice:
I am sending a legal Notice, if answers not satisfactory will file case on McDonald’s & others. https://t.co/vZCz3sVIBS
— Ishkaran Singh Bhandari (@Ish_Bhandari) August 24, 2019
Here is the Change.Org petition:
 Few restaurants in India sell ONLY HALAL MEAT. Its economic & religious bias. Stop It – Change.Org
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