Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea seeking the quashing of notification wherein manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of halal-certified products were banned in the state.
A bench of Justices BR Gavai and Sandeep Mehta sought a response from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Uttar Pradesh through Hazratganj Police Station and Food Safety and Drug Administration in two weeks.
Two petitions were filed by Jamiat Ulama-E-Maharashtra and Halal India Pvt. Ltd. seeking direction to quash the November 18 notification of Uttar Pradesh’s Food Safety and Drug Administration and FIRs registered against them.
Petitions challenged a ban imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government on the ‘manufacture, sale, storage, and distribution of halal-certified products’ on November 18.
Lucknow police had registered an FIR on November 17 at Hazratganj police station against some organisations, production companies, their owners and managers as well as other unidentified people involved in unnecessarily extorting money in the name of halal certification and promoting enmity in the name of religion and also funding different anti-national, separatist and terror organisations.