UP bans sale of ‘Halal Certified Products’ with immediate effect

 

The selling of goods with the halal certification is now prohibited in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to the authorities. Additionally, the government forbids the production, distribution, or storage of goods with halal certification.

According to the authorities, The sale of goods with the halal certification is now prohibited in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Additionally, the government forbids the production, distribution, or storage of goods with halal-certified products.

The news was released the day after the Uttar Pradesh Police filed complaints against a number of businesses and groups for allegedly providing “forged halal certificates” in an effort to increase sales.

Uttar Pradesh | “In the interest of the general well-being production, storing, distribution, and sale of halal-certified food products banned in Uttar Pradesh with immediate effect” is an order issued by the Food Commissioner’s Office.

Shailendra Kumar Sharma, an inhabitant of Motijheel Colony in Aishbagh, filed a complaint, which led to the case being opened at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Friday. In a statement released earlier today, the Uttar Pradesh government said that organisations including Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Halal Trust in Delhi, Halal Council of India in Mumbai, Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra, and Halal India Private Limited in Chennai have been accused of taking advantage of religious sentiments to increase sales by offering halal certificates to followers of particular religions.

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According to PTI, the businesses and organisation were charged under the Indian Penal Code’s Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings), 384 (extortion), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc.), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).

The Uttar Pradesh government said, using the FIR, that the corporations had given false halal certificates to other businesses in order to profit from them. They were also charged with inciting social discord and betraying public confidence.

The complaint has expressed worries about a possible widespread conspiracy and attempts to impede the sale of goods from businesses that do not hold a halal certificate, which is prohibited. The statement further stated,There is concern that anti-social and anti-national elements are receiving this unfair advantage.”

According to the government statement, the complainant also voiced concerns about some of the people accumulating excessive gains and allegedly using money to “support terrorist organisations and anti-national endeavours.” Sharma had also claimed in his complaint that “unrestrained propaganda” is being used to dissuade people from using goods that do not have a halal certificate. He grumbled, “This in turn harms the business interests of other communities.”

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