UP govt bans sale of halal-certified products with immediate effect | India News


The Uttar Pradesh government has banned products sold with a halal certification, hours after an official spokesperson claimed that the tag was being used to spread “propaganda” and “exploit religious sentiment”.

The government spokesperson said: “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to clamp down on the illicit practice of issuing ‘halal certificates’ to food and cosmetic products without proper authority”.

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“The state is likely to impose a ban soon and now, halal-certified products will not be sold in Uttar Pradesh… Under the guise of religion, unrestrained propaganda is being spread among a particular class,” he added.

The development comes a day after police in Lucknow booked a company and three organisations for providing “illegal halal certificates” to retail products sold in the state.

Police had filed a case on the sale of products with “illegal halal certificates” after a BJP youth wing member filed a complaint claiming that “some companies have started certifying products as halal in order to increase their sale among a community” and that the practice is like “toying with the public’s faith”.


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