Hindu groups call for boycott of halal meat in Karnataka during festival season
Hindu Jana Jagruthi Committee urged people to boycott halal meat products in Karnataka.
Bengaluru: Hindu organisations have started a campaign against halal meat in Karnataka. Ahead of the festive season, several Hindu groups have launched a campaign appealing to people to boycott halal meat products.Hindu Jana Jagruthi Committee spokesperson Mohan Gowda has announced that the campaign against halal would continue throughout Diwali and other festivals which are round the corner.
Hindu Jana Jagruthi Committee held an anti-halal convention October 16 and urged people not to purchase any halal certified products throughout the festival of lights.Taking note of the campaign, the Karnataka Police have taken precautionary measures and ensured tight vigilance across the state to maintain law and order situation.Earlier this year, Bajrang Dal Hindu Janajagruthi Samiti and Srirama Sene and few other right-wing groups had appealed to people in Karnataka for removal of halal certification from the signboards of meat shops.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary CT Ravi had said that halal meat is part of an “economic jihad” by the Muslim community.“Halal is an economic Jehad. It means that it is used like a Jehad so that Muslims should not do business with others. It has been imposed. When they think that Halal meat should be used, what is wrong in saying that it should not be used? Ravi had said.Advocating for ban on halal meat, the BJP leader had said trade practices cannot be have a one way rule and “If Muslims agree to eat non-halal meat, then these people (Hindus) will also use halal meat”.