Lucknow. The black business of illegally giving ‘Halal Certificate’ has been banned in Uttar Pradesh. An order regarding the ban was also issued on Saturday after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the matter. According to the order, the manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of food products with Halal certification is banned with immediate effect.
A spokesperson of the state government said that if any person or firm is found manufacturing, storing, distributing and buying and selling Halal certified medicines, medical devices and cosmetics in the state of Uttar Pradesh, strict legal action will be taken against the concerned person or firm. However, products manufactured for export will not be subject to the restrictions.
The spokesperson said that in recent times the state government was receiving information that Halal certification was being mentioned on the labels of products like dairy products, sugar, bakery products, peppermint oil, salty ready-to-eat beverages and edible oils. Is. Not only this, it has also been reported that Halal certificate has been marked on the packing and labeling of certain medicines, medical devices and cosmetic products. There is no provision for marking Halal certification on the labels of products in the government rules related to drugs, medical devices and cosmetics, nor is there any provision for Halal certification in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and related rules. . In such a situation, if any fact related to Halal certification is directly or indirectly mentioned on the label of any medicine, medical device or cosmetic, then it is falsification under the said Act, which is a punishable offence.
Similarly, according to the Act and rules applicable in relation to food items, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, the apex body for food items, has been given the right to determine the standards of food items, on the basis of which the quality of food items is ensured. Is. Whereas Halal certification is a parallel system which creates confusion regarding the quality of food and violates government rules.
FIR registered in Lucknow, suspicion of conspiracy to benefit anti-national elements
He told that an FIR in this regard has also been registered in Lucknow Commissionerate last Friday. According to the FIR, Halal India Private Limited Chennai, Jamiat Ulema Hind Halal Trust Delhi, Halal Council of India Mumbai, Jamiat Ulema Maharashtra Mumbai etc. provided Halal certificates to customers of a particular religion in the name of religion to increase their sales. Illegal business is being run for financial gain. The complainant has expressed apprehension of a big conspiracy and said that efforts are also being made to reduce the sales of the products of the companies which have not obtained such Halal certificate, which is a criminal act. There is a fear that this unfair advantage is being passed on to anti-social and anti-national elements.
The complainant alleges that under the guise of religion, unrestrained propaganda is being spread among a particular section of the society to not use such products which have not been given Halal certificate by their company. As a result, the business interests of other communities are being harmed. In this way, a malicious attempt is being made to earn unfair financial benefits by issuing Halal certificates even on items meant for use by common citizens. This is being done by the above mentioned companies as per a pre-planned plan not only for economic gain but also to spread class hatred in the society and weaken the country by creating discrimination in the minds of common people, in which apart from the owners and managers of the above mentioned companies, all other People are also complicit in the criminal conspiracy and this includes many other people involved in anti-national conspiracies and weakening the country. The complainant has also expressed the apprehension of the said people earning undue profits worth crores of rupees and funding terrorist organizations and anti-national activities.