Restaurants and shops in north Delhi will now have to “mandatorily” display whether the meat being sold or served is halal or jhatka as the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday cleared a proposal in this regard, its mayor said.
The proposal was recently moved by the Standing Committee of the NDMC.
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash said the House “cleared the proposal in its meeting today”.
“So, restaurants and shops in north Delhi will now have to mandatorily display whether the meat being sold or served is halal or jhatka,” he said.
He also said that in Hinduism & Sikhism, ‘halal’ meat is prohibited.
In Hinduism & Sikhism, ‘halal’ meat is prohibited. So we approved a proposal, making it mandatory for all restaurants, dhabas & meat shops in North Delhi Municipal Corporation to put up posters stating whether they serve/sell ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’ meat: Mayor Jai Prakash pic.twitter.com/YloDkTvXUN
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2021
‘Jhatka’ method is one in which an animal is slaughtered in one go, while in the ‘halal’ method, an animal is allowed to die after cutting a vein.
A similar proposal was cleared by the House of the BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation late January.
Officials had earlier said restaurants and meat shops will have to “display clearly and visibly” whether they are serving halal or jhatka.