Hindu groups in Goa demand action against Halal-certified productstext_fields
Panaji: Following the Uttar Pradesh government's lead, a number of Hindu organisations in Goa called for a ban on the sale of products certified as Halal in Goa on Tuesday.
A memorandum aimed at prohibiting the manufacturing, storing, and distribution of products certified Halal in Goa was presented by the representatives of these organisations at the Ponda police station in South Goa.
The delegation comprised of Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Satyavijaya Naik of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, speaking to reporters, praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanad for taking action against 'Halal' certified products.
"Products with halal tags are sold everywhere openly. In Goa, too, we can see the same situation. Hence, we have also demanded from the government to take action," Satyavijaya Naik said.
"Halal certification of food products is a parallel system which creates confusion regarding the quality of food items and is not tenable under Section 89 of the Food Safety and Standards Act. The halal certification system is creating confusion about the quality of food," he said.
"In Goa also, Halal certified food, cosmetics, medicines, from 'Namkeen' to dry fruits, sweets, grains, oil, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, nail polish, lipstick etc. cosmetics are being sold everywhere from small shops to big malls," he said.
With inputs from IANS