The standing committee of the BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared a proposal that asks restaurants and outlets to “mandatorily” show whether or not the meat being bought or served is slaughtered utilizing the ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’ technique.
The proposal now awaits nod within the SDMC House, which is managed by the BJP, after which it could turn out to be a rule.
“According to Hinduism and Sikhism, eating ‘halal’ meat is forbidden and against religion. Therefore, the committee resolves that this direction be given to restaurants and meat shops that it should be written mandatorily about the meat being sold and served by them that ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’ meat is available here,” the decision handed by the SDMC panel Thursday mentioned.
‘Jhatka’ technique is one during which an animal is slaughtered in a single go, whereas within the ‘halal’ technique, an animal is allowed to slowly bleed out after reducing a vein.
Standing committee chief Rajdutt Gehlot mentioned, “Suppose a person wants jhatka meat but gets halal, then he will feel offended. So the idea is just to mention whether it is jhatka or halal. Secondly, if I have taken license of jhatka and I am serving halal or vice versa , then this will keep a check on such violations as such things are recorded while taking licence.”
There are hundreds of restaurants in 104 wards of 4 zones falling beneath SDMC.
“Though meat is served in about 90 per cent of these restaurants, often it is not mentioned whether it is ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’,” mentioned the decision handed by the SDMC panel.
Meat outlets additionally don’t make the excellence, it mentioned.
The same proposal was earlier handed by the East MCD meet in 2018 stating that store house owners must put up outstanding boards, specifying if they’re serving halal or jhatka meat.
EDMC’s then standing committee chairman Satyapal had then mentioned that there are a number of Hindus who don’t eat halal meat. The resolution had been taken to make sure that their non secular sentiments should not harm.
In 2017, the SDMC had proposed that meat and its merchandise have been to not be displayed within the open, citing hygiene and “sentiments of people affected by the sight” of meat as fundamental causes behind the transfer.
The transfer was not applied after protests from store house owners.