At a time when Kerala restaurants are dropping their Halal signboards after people started to boycott hotels serving halal food post the video of cooks spitting on food, another strange Halal controversy has arisen; this time from BCCI. Reports are suggesting that the Indian cricket team members are asked only to consume Halal meat. This news has drawn sharp criticism from netizens who see no point in making Halal meat compulsory.
According to the reports, the team has been ordered not to consume pork and that "If anyone wants to have meat then it should be only in halal form, players can’t eat any other form of meat whatsoever."
The BCCI maintains that this is to keep players fit and healthy for upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) events and key series.
Netizens have taken to Twitter to express their outrage on the reports surfaced online where players had been ordered to adhere to this restricted diet plan, as they accused BCCI for promoting Halal meat.
The 'Halal' method involves cutting the animal and allowing it to bleed out slowly, whereas the 'Jhatka' approach involves slaughtering the animal all at once.
In Hinduism and Sikhism, eating Halal meat is forbidden, but Muslims eat only Halal meat and abstain from eating any other type of meat.