Lukhnow: In a radical move, the Uttar Pradesh administration, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is considering outlawing the promotion of products with halal certification in the state. This choice is the result of observing vegetarian products with Halal certification, such as soap, toothpaste, and oil, being sold throughout the area. Taking note of this development, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued an urgent directive to officials to respond decisively.
These worries prompted an official complaint, which resulted in the Lucknow Police Commissionerate receiving a First Information Report (FIR). Operating on the express directives of Chief Minister Yogi, this FIR goes after organizations in charge of awarding Halal Certifications to various products.
The defendants in this case are specifically Halal India Private Limited of Chennai, Jamiat Ulema Hind Halal Trust of Delhi, Halal Council of India in Mumbai, and Jamiat Ulema Maharashtra. The case is being brought under sections 120B, 153A, 298, 384, 420, 467, 468, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The FIR accuses them of financial exploitation and unlawful financial gain, and it alleges that they were involved in the malicious sale of Halal-certified products to a specific religious audience.
The complainant, Shailendra Sharma, argues that these establishments don’t have the legal right to certify goods in this way. He claims that these organizations are secretly creating Halal certificates and profiting from it illegally. Sharma goes on to argue that there may be a broader conspiracy at work and that the money raised by this venture could be used to finance anti-national actions.
Chief Minister Yogi expressed his grave worry over this illegal conduct through the official Uttar Pradesh government spokesperson, who also urged officials to take decisive action. According to the spokesperson, the issuing of Halal certificates unintentionally supports anti-national forces while also undermining community cohesion.
These fraudulent certifications have a negative effect on businesses that do not carry the Halal label by decreasing sales of their merchandise. The spokesman highlights that these kinds of certifications are unnecessary for vegetarian products and that the legislation names organizations like the ISI and FSSAI as the only ones that are allowed to certify food products as high-quality.
The Food & Drug Authority (FDA) has been entrusted with investigating ways to forbid the selling of goods with Halal certification in the state, in accordance with the government’s proactive approach. The government’s resolve to protect the interests of various consumer demographics and maintain the integrity of certificates is reflected in this bold action.