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How Halal is your harassment?

Right wing ecosystem, wants to “Boycott Himalaya” products for its Halal Certificate, do they even know that Adani, Patanjali and Reliance have one too?

Karuna John 02 Apr 2022

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The right wing ecosystem, amplified by its social media team of keyboard punchers, have now decided to trend “Boycott Himalaya” as it has a Halal Certificate. The trend began as soon as goons of right wing outfits in Karnataka began harassing Muslim vendors, meat shop sellers having halal certification of their products. Online groups began sharing Himalaya's Halal certificate and asking that the products made by cosmetic/pharmaceutical companies be boycotted. The right wing trolls, were inspired to attack Himalaya as it was founded and is owned by a Muslim. The right wing influencers added their two bits to the trend.

 

 

They remained obsessed that Himalaya was a Muslim owned and run company. However, the anti-Muslim rant is bizzare, at best, because the  9 out of 10 people who make up Himalaya’s  team of are not Muslim.

 

 

According to fact checkers, a Halal certificate, that is the norm especially for those who export their products, is also held by companies such as Adani, Patanjali,  Reliance  and many more.

 

 

As far as Himalaya is concerned, it was founded by M. Manal,  according to the company;s website Manal’s “vision was to bring the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form.” Himalaya products are available in 68 countries in Europe, the Middle East, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), and Africa. Himalaya claims it was “the first Indian pharmaceutical company to be registered with the Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”

On its leadership now are Shailendra Malhotra who heads its Middle East operations, Saket Gore who is the business head of the Consumer Products Division (CPD), Jatin Brahmecha the global CFO of Himalaya Global Holdings, Jayashree Ullal who leads Himalaya India’s Finance and Operations. 

KG Umesh who runs its Human Resource Management function, Rajesh Krishnamurthy its  Business Head, Consumer Products Division (CPD).  Others include Sharat Sutrave its Director, Manufacturing, Anil Jiandani who heads the Pharmaceutical and Animal Health divisions of Himalaya India,  Dr. Rangesh’s the  Chief Scientific Officer who was once a Lecturer in Ayurveda Medical Colleges in Bangalore and Mysore. Nabeel Manal, the only Muslim on the leadership team is from Himalaya's founding family,  who joined the company  in 2004.

Harassment over Hahal continues offline

On Friday, Karnataka Police told the media that they have arrested seven members of the Bajrang Dal accused of assault of vendors selling of halal meat in Shivamogga district. Right Wing groups have been active on the streets of Karnataka allegedly intimidating vendors, and demanding a ban on halal products. A “campaign” has been launched to influence the government to mull over a ban on Halal and keep the economic boycott on buying of meat from Muslim traders boiling. The intention is clear, to attack the minority community’s right to earn a living. 

These RW groups include the Hindu Jagruthi Samithi, Sri Rama Sene, Bajarang Dal who, according to The News Minute (TNM), have demanded that vendors remove their halal certifications from the signboards. The groups have asked “Hindus not to buy meat which is halal cut” but to opt for the 'Jhatka' method of slaughter. According to TNM, Pramod Muthalik, Founder of Sri Ram Sene called for boycott of halal cut meat in Karnataka, which was then amplified by multiple RW organisations who asked for boycott of halal meat during the post-Ugadi 'Hosa Tadaku'.

According to the TNM report the RW groups claimed, “Islamic organisations are trying to make a parallel financial system in the country. It is dangerous for the security of the country. When there are government certifying agencies like FSSAI and FDA for food certification, where is the need for certification based on religion? Halal certification is against the precepts of secularism and gross injustice to the traditional butchers and meat traders.” Shivamogga Superintendent of Police BM Laxmi Prasad had told the media that a first information report was registered over the incident at the Hosamane police station in Bhadravati.

The RW goons have been active on the streets harassing Muslim shop owners. Those recently arrested have been identified as Vadivelu, Savayi Singh, Ramu, Sanjay, Srikanth, Lokesh and Manjunath, residents of Bhadravati. According to news reports on Wednesday, members of the Bajrang Dal attacked a Muslim meat vendor named Thousif. They told him “to sell only non-halal meat since his shop was located in a Hindu majority area.”  

 

 

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra who on Thursday said those who do not respect the Constitution and honour the court verdict on hijab “should be taught a lesson.”  Such a call seems to bae all that  Bajrang Dal goons needed. A group barged into a Janta Hotel and “threatened hotel staff not to serve Halal food” they reportedly “also attacked a muslim customer Usama for having Halal food.

 

 

 

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How Halal is your harassment?

Right wing ecosystem, wants to “Boycott Himalaya” products for its Halal Certificate, do they even know that Adani, Patanjali and Reliance have one too?

Halal

 

The right wing ecosystem, amplified by its social media team of keyboard punchers, have now decided to trend “Boycott Himalaya” as it has a Halal Certificate. The trend began as soon as goons of right wing outfits in Karnataka began harassing Muslim vendors, meat shop sellers having halal certification of their products. Online groups began sharing Himalaya's Halal certificate and asking that the products made by cosmetic/pharmaceutical companies be boycotted. The right wing trolls, were inspired to attack Himalaya as it was founded and is owned by a Muslim. The right wing influencers added their two bits to the trend.

 

 

They remained obsessed that Himalaya was a Muslim owned and run company. However, the anti-Muslim rant is bizzare, at best, because the  9 out of 10 people who make up Himalaya’s  team of are not Muslim.

 

 

According to fact checkers, a Halal certificate, that is the norm especially for those who export their products, is also held by companies such as Adani, Patanjali,  Reliance  and many more.

 

 

As far as Himalaya is concerned, it was founded by M. Manal,  according to the company;s website Manal’s “vision was to bring the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form.” Himalaya products are available in 68 countries in Europe, the Middle East, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), and Africa. Himalaya claims it was “the first Indian pharmaceutical company to be registered with the Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”

On its leadership now are Shailendra Malhotra who heads its Middle East operations, Saket Gore who is the business head of the Consumer Products Division (CPD), Jatin Brahmecha the global CFO of Himalaya Global Holdings, Jayashree Ullal who leads Himalaya India’s Finance and Operations. 

KG Umesh who runs its Human Resource Management function, Rajesh Krishnamurthy its  Business Head, Consumer Products Division (CPD).  Others include Sharat Sutrave its Director, Manufacturing, Anil Jiandani who heads the Pharmaceutical and Animal Health divisions of Himalaya India,  Dr. Rangesh’s the  Chief Scientific Officer who was once a Lecturer in Ayurveda Medical Colleges in Bangalore and Mysore. Nabeel Manal, the only Muslim on the leadership team is from Himalaya's founding family,  who joined the company  in 2004.

Harassment over Hahal continues offline

On Friday, Karnataka Police told the media that they have arrested seven members of the Bajrang Dal accused of assault of vendors selling of halal meat in Shivamogga district. Right Wing groups have been active on the streets of Karnataka allegedly intimidating vendors, and demanding a ban on halal products. A “campaign” has been launched to influence the government to mull over a ban on Halal and keep the economic boycott on buying of meat from Muslim traders boiling. The intention is clear, to attack the minority community’s right to earn a living. 

These RW groups include the Hindu Jagruthi Samithi, Sri Rama Sene, Bajarang Dal who, according to The News Minute (TNM), have demanded that vendors remove their halal certifications from the signboards. The groups have asked “Hindus not to buy meat which is halal cut” but to opt for the 'Jhatka' method of slaughter. According to TNM, Pramod Muthalik, Founder of Sri Ram Sene called for boycott of halal cut meat in Karnataka, which was then amplified by multiple RW organisations who asked for boycott of halal meat during the post-Ugadi 'Hosa Tadaku'.

According to the TNM report the RW groups claimed, “Islamic organisations are trying to make a parallel financial system in the country. It is dangerous for the security of the country. When there are government certifying agencies like FSSAI and FDA for food certification, where is the need for certification based on religion? Halal certification is against the precepts of secularism and gross injustice to the traditional butchers and meat traders.” Shivamogga Superintendent of Police BM Laxmi Prasad had told the media that a first information report was registered over the incident at the Hosamane police station in Bhadravati.

The RW goons have been active on the streets harassing Muslim shop owners. Those recently arrested have been identified as Vadivelu, Savayi Singh, Ramu, Sanjay, Srikanth, Lokesh and Manjunath, residents of Bhadravati. According to news reports on Wednesday, members of the Bajrang Dal attacked a Muslim meat vendor named Thousif. They told him “to sell only non-halal meat since his shop was located in a Hindu majority area.”  

 

 

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra who on Thursday said those who do not respect the Constitution and honour the court verdict on hijab “should be taught a lesson.”  Such a call seems to bae all that  Bajrang Dal goons needed. A group barged into a Janta Hotel and “threatened hotel staff not to serve Halal food” they reportedly “also attacked a muslim customer Usama for having Halal food.

 

 

 

Related

Bajrang Dal smells an opportunity in stirring the halal pot, pastes boycott posters 

'Halal food is economic jehad': BJP gen sec CT Ravi cooks up fresh hate

Why is iD dosa batter giving communal trolls indigestion?

Four arrested for issuing ‘notice’ to bakery to remove halal info, had called it ‘discriminatory’

Hate-monger Sangeet Som’s Sena bristles at hate video

Tripura: Muslim man lynched on suspicion of cattle theft

West Bengal: Muslim mason allegedly lynched by Hindutva mob

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