McDonald’s faces controversy in India for declaring selling only Halal meat

The policy of McDonald's to only serve Halal Meat in India has raised the shackles of many in India

The policy of McDonald's to only serve Halal Meat in India has raised the shackles of many in India
The policy of McDonald's to only serve Halal Meat in India has raised the shackles of many in India

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[1].

“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:

Here is the Change.Org petition:
[1] Few restaurants in India sell ONLY HALAL MEAT. Its economic & religious bias. Stop It – Change.Org

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11 COMMENTS

  1. The Halal certification is a global scheme that meets to main objectives in conversion and in Islamic terrorist funding. Halal is a part of sharia as a system of morals to guide Muslims’ actions and behaviour, but this should not be confused with halal as part of a codified system of sharia law. Halal prescriptions might be considered by observant Muslims to be religious obligations, but in India, a secular country, halal forms no part of any Indian law. Making Halal compliance makes one also compliant to Sharia laws and a very subtle way to influence the weak and the ignorant. But the bigger problem is in funding terrorist. Halal certification is a USD 2 trillion market worldwide and has become a means to threaten large orporations and companies with boycott especially in the international market. Further the funds so derived in certification is channeled to radical elements who in turn threaten the manufcaturers with boycott thus attaining their sinister dual purpose of supporting conversion and the radicals. Again Halal compliance deprives others especially Hindus from the supply chain as it happening such as in Malaysia where corporations only buy from Muslim suppliers forcing non-Muslim companies and manufacturers to pay aa premium simply to get Islamic sharia compliance endorsements. This is a ponzi scheme and Muslims benefit free money for no work from the non-Muslims who work hard to produce everything from Milk to meat products such as chicken and fish.

    • “The Halal certification is a global scheme that meets two main objectives; in conversion and in Islamic terrorist funding.”

  2. Well Arun jaitley represented PC in the Fairgrowth scandal. AJ went slow in pursuing d NDTV case and INX media case against PC. PC was arrested only in NDA 2 regime due to absence of AJ. Also fresh FIR against NDTV booked only in AJ absence. It all sums up.

  3. Do the modern day Hindus really care what they are served in the upscale food joints that are status symbols? For that matter, are the Hindus at all bothered about what happens to the sanctity of their Faith?

    • It’s not about care or else, it’s about appeasement of certain faith. And why it should happen.

      If you want to eat halal, make it at your home. Don’t ask others to do it for you.

  4. MCDONALDS , KFC ETC FOLLOW A WRONG FORMULAE USING HALAL .
    THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT LOSING LESS THAN 20% MUSLIMS ASSUMING THAT HINDUS MAY NOT OBJECT TO HALAL MEAT WHEREAS MUSLIMS ARE OPPOSED TO JHATKA MEAT.
    THEY HV 3 OPTIONS :–
    1) SERVE BOTH HALAL & JHATKA.
    2) SERVE ONLY VEGETARIAN.
    3) SHUT SHOP IF 1 & 2 NOT POSSIBLE.

  5. For Sree Iyer
    Though pgurus doesn’t like Jaitley, it is inappropriate that no obituary has been published. We can’t discount immense contributions made by Jaitley to the Country just because Swamy hates him.

  6. HALAL meat, JHATKA meat, My Foot. Meat is a sure invitation to cancer & inevitably leads to Hospital Wards

    Meat from Fast Food Chains like McDonalds, KFCs etc invariably results in COLON or RECTAL cancer.

    Instead of indulging in HALAL & JHATKA meat arguments, We all should focus on banning Meat altogether

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