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Ranjan, Bhopal: A section of Muslims and Hindus in Bhopal have come together to protest against global fast food chain KFC accusing it of hurting
their religious sentiments.
While Muslims accused the multinational giant of serving ‘Jhatka’ chicken or meat in the name of ‘halal chicken’, Hindus have joined the protests to save cows, considered sacred animal by the community.
However, no scientific tests of the KFC food items were done by any of the groups.
KFC spokesperson denied the charges vehemently, saying, “KFC holds the highest respect for the law of the land and complies with all government rules and regulations. These accusations are baseless and seem to be driven with malicious intent to harm our brand.”
“We serve chicken sourced from reputed Indian suppliers like Venky’s and Godrej. We are always willing to provide consumers any clarifications they may require on the food served in our restaurants. We will be approaching the authorities to investigate this false propaganda and take appropriate action against those spreading misinformation,” the spokesperson said.
In Islam, meat obtained by severing the head of an animal instantly i.e. jhatka is considered diseased and not fit for eating. They have halal chicken or meat which is obtained by making a deep cut on the neck of a bird or animal from which blood is drained out completely.
On Friday, a joint group of protesters assembled at Iqbal Maidan and launched a signature campaign demanding a ‘KFC-free India’, with Shahar Qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi and superintendent, Masajid Committee, Yasir Arafat appealing to people to take part in the campaign.
Anam Ibrahim who is leading the campaign claimed they had signatures of 50,112 persons and warned that if action was not taken against KFC, they would protest at the shopping mall in MP Nagar which has a KFC outlet next Friday.