The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday made it mandatory for restaurants and meat shops to show whether the meat being sold in the establishment is halal or jhatka. In its House meeting, the north civic body passed a resolution in this regard. Similar proposals have also been passed by east and south municipal bodies.
“Thousands of restaurants are operating in 104 wards of four zones under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation,” according to the proposal. Meat is served in approximately 90% of these restaurants, but it is not stated if the meat served is halal or jhatka. Similarly, it is unknown if the meat sold in butcher shops is jhatka or halal. Eating halal meat is prohibited and against faith in Hinduism and Sikhism. As a result, this meeting resolves that this directive be issued to restaurants and meat shops, stating that “jhatka or halal meat is available here,” which must be written on all meat sold and served by them.
In “jhatka,” an animal is slaughtered all at once, whereas in “halal,” it is slaughtered in such a way that it bleeds out slowly. People have tastes, according to Jai Prakash, mayor of the North Company, but you can’t say what kind of meat is being served in restaurants.