The government of Uttar Pradesh is considering a state-wide ban on products certified as halal in light of accusations of misleading practices

Following a lawsuit filed in Lucknow against a business and three organizations suspected of supplying such certifications, the Uttar Pradesh government is considering enacting a countrywide ban on goods with halal certificates. Concerns about influencing public opinion are raised by the complaint, which was filed at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. It claims that certain businesses are taking advantage of halal certification to increase sales within a particular group.

Shailendra Kumar Sharma, a resident of Lucknow, filed the complaint, alleging that businesses are unfairly singling out some groups of people by falsely labeling products as halal. This includes vegan goods like toothpaste, soaps, and beauty oil. The case alleges a conspiracy to undermine the nation and claims that this behavior not only hurts the companies of another town but also increases hostility amongst various segments of society.

The allegation also raises concerns about the possibility that terror organizations may be funded with the money obtained from halal certificates. Along with other undisclosed manufacturing businesses and people connected to anti-national activities, the complaint has been filed against Halal India Private Limited in Chennai, Jamiat Ullema Hind Halal Trust in New Delhi, Halal Council of India in Mumbai, and Jamiat Ullema in Mumbai.

Under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, the allegations brought include criminal conspiracy, fostering animosity between different groups, saying remarks with intentional purpose to hurt religious emotions, extortion, cheating, forgery, and comments conducive to public mischief.

Concurrently, companies selling “Halal certified” items with forged paperwork have been targeted by the Uttar Pradesh Police, who claim that these certifications were obtained via fraud. Halal India Private Limited has been identified by the authorities as one of the companies engaged in this illegal activity. It has been revealed that a variety of items, such as cosmetics, toothpaste, oil, and soap, were certified fraudulently. The dispute also involves organizations like the Halala Council of India, Jamiat Ulema in Mumbai, and Jamiat Ulema Hind Halal Trust in Delhi.

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