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31 Aug 2018

Delhi: EDMC asks meat shops to display halal, jhatka label

EDMC asks food-outlets to specify halal, jhatka meat

All restaurants and shops selling or serving meat in East Delhi will have to mandatorily display boards specifying if it is 'halal' or 'jhatka' meat.

The standing committee of the BJP-led East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) yesterday passed a resolution to that effect.

The panel's decision now awaits the nod of the EDMC House and the Municipal Commissioner before it is implemented.

Here's more.

In context

EDMC asks food-outlets to specify halal, jhatka meat
Consumption of halal meat not allowed for Hindus, Sikhs: EDMC

Halal meat

Consumption of halal meat not allowed for Hindus, Sikhs: EDMC

The resolution is premised on several arguments, including that "a lot of people from Hindu and Sikh community reside in East Delhi" and there are quite a lot of restaurants serving meat dishes.

The EDMC in the resolution claimed that consumption of halal meat is "not allowed" as per the Hindu and Sikh religions.

It is mandatory to display a written message.

EDMC's work

EDMC issues health licenses for running eateries, restaurants, meat shops

The civic body issues health licenses for running eateries, restaurants and meat shops in the area, which includes places like Laxmi Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj, and Seelampur.

Sources also said that instructions have been issued for all restaurants and eateries in East Delhi, which are allegedly running without a proper license to acquire the same by September 15, after which action can be initiated.

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