Winning Bizness Desk
Mumbai. The festive season is going on and there are only a few days left for the festival of Diwali to arrive. Even before Diwali, people are doing different types of trends on social media. A trend that has been seen on Twitter today is #Halal_Free_Diwali. Users on Twitter are saying that big restaurants force people to eat halal food. In their tweets, people are asking to participate in this campaign and oppose the Halal economy. It has been said in a tweet that this Diwali do not forget to check the Halal stamp before buying any product. If it has a Halal stamp on it, don't buy it. If you do this, you contribute to the economic jihad.
What are these Halal business products ?
Now the question will be in your mind that what is this Halal and what are these Halal business products. Halal is an Arabic word which means anything that is permitted and is legal under the Islamic laws. Therefore, halal businesses are those which have legal sanction in Islam and are valid for those who believe in the Muslim religion. It is necessary to follow the Quran in Halal business. There are many types of Halal businesses around the world. According to an estimate, the market for Halal products is expected to reach $ 2.5 trillion i.e. Rs 2.5 lakh crore by the year 2024. Many goods and services fall under the category of Halal business. Halal business can be of many types such as food, medicines, cosmetics, clothing or services such as tourism, accounting, banking, finance etc.
Certificates for Halal are issued
In many Islamic countries, the government issues Halal certificates. In India, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) certification can be seen on almost all processed food. But this authority does not issue Halal certificate in India. Many private companies in India give Halal certification. This shows that these food or products are approved for the followers of Islam. The important companies that issue Halal certificates in India are Halal India Private Limited, Halal Certification Services India Private Limited, Jamaat Ulema-e Maharashtra and Jamaat Ulema-e Hind Halal Trust.
Posts being made by Twitteratis with #Halal_Free_Diwali present shades of emotions over their discontent with Halal-based products with an appeal to Hindus to follow the suit. The movement led by a right-wing group, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, and with the presence of @HinduJagrutiOrg calls for boycotting Halal products with a claim that leads to Economic Jihad.
The trend has been tweeted by over 32,000 times with shades of claims and bashing MNCs like Domino’s and KFCs among others with claims of Halal products forced over Hindus, besides calling for the boycott of food delivery brands like Swiggy and Zomato for endorsing.