Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia on Monday (February 22, 2021) after an air flight from Air Vistara Halal vs jerk Discussed Meat’s debate again. Sharing the incident during the visit, he said that only and halal meat is served in Air Vistara and it has been told by the staff there.
He said that when he was asked to eat during the journey on Monday, he inquired about the non-vegetarian food on the plane whether he was a jerk or halal. In response to which they were told that they only serve halal meat to the passengers as this is the rule of the company.
Now Bhatia has asked his Twitter whether the rule is not discriminatory. What about those who want to eat jerk meat on the plane? Why is the other’s feelings not being respected?
Equality being the corner stone of our democracy, this is blatant appeasement and outright discrimination by @airvistara. I urge & request the @MoCA_GoI minister Shri @HardeepSPuri ji to take cognizance and correct this wrongdoing. #JhatkaMeat pic.twitter.com/0lLyuSK4X5
– Gaurav Bhatia Gaurav Bhatia 🇮🇳 (@gauravbh) February 22, 2021
BJP leader asked Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to pay attention to this matter and rectify this wrongdoing Has requested.
Let me tell you that the issue of halal vs jerk has been hot for some time. In the past, many people started an online campaign to remove the word halal from meat products, resulting in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) removing the word halal from its ‘Red Meat Manual’.
Many organizations, including AIMIM, have raised objections to the move. AIMIM had said, “Wherever Muslims are from the Muslim country, they will refrain from eating this meat.” Meat exports will have business damage and meat traders will suffer. ”