New Delhi, Aug 23: After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald's is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves Jhatka or Halal meat to its customers.
After a Twitter user asked McDonald's India whether their restaurants are Halal certified, the company said it does serve Halal meat to its customers.
@mcdonaldsindia Is McDonald’s in India halal certified?— hibailyas (@hibailyas89) August 22, 2019
"The meat that we use, across our restaurants, is of the highest quality and is sourced from government-approved suppliers who are HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) certified".
Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's India. We truly appreciate this opportunity to respond to your comments.— McDonald's India (@mcdonaldsindia) August 22, 2019
The meat that we use, across our restaurants, is of the highest quality and is sourced from government-approved suppliers who are HACCP certified. (1/2)
"All our restaurants have HALAL certificates. You can ask the respective restaurant Managers to show you the certificate for your satisfaction and confirmation," McDonald's India tweeted.
All our restaurants have HALAL certificates. You can ask the respective restaurant Managers to show you the certificate for your satisfaction and confirmation. (2/2)— McDonald's India (@mcdonaldsindia) August 22, 2019
The response left Netizens attacking the company's Twitter handle.
"McDonald's we Hindus want jatka meat," posted an angry user while another wrote: "I don't want to eat needlessly cruel halal meat. What option do I have? Or should I not eat at McDonald's?"
The response irked many users who blasted the fast food major for serving Halal meat to a nation where 80 per cent people are non-Muslims.
"Dear @McDonalds, per your response, should I understand that your products are not meant for non-Muslims in India? Do let me know," tweeted another.
In a similar incident, Zomato faced flak after it said that food doesn't have any religion while responding to a customer declining to accept an order delivered by a Muslim delivery agent.
"Thanks for the info what about jhatka meat which we Hindus eat either start serving or we ain't gonna come to ur outlets ever," posted an angry user to McDonald's India.
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Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Friday said Congress has not consulted his party about bringing a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka and expressed doubts over the seriousness behind such a move.
The former Chief Minister even suggested that it could well be for publicity.
"Till this moment Congress leaders have not discussed with us about the no-confidence motion. When it comes before us we will decide,"he told reporters in response to a question on supporting the no-confidence motion against the government.
Asked whether JD(S) has confidence in this government, he said, enjoying the confidence of the people was more important than that of his party.
"I don't know how serious they (Congress) are about it (no-confidence motion). If they were serious about moving a no-confidence motion, they would have discussed it with us earlier itself. Whether they have done it for publicity or they really want to move a no-confidence in this given situation, I'm not aware," he added.
Kumaraswamy felt the atmosphere was not suitable for such an exercise, given the flood related issues, COVID-19 pandemic and the financial situation.
"In such a difficult situation, every public representative has to fulfil their responsibility. I say this to both the ruling and opposition side," he said.
Signalling another political bout, a notice by opposition Congress, expressing no-confidence in the Yediyurappa-led government was admitted by Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri on Thursday.
The no-confidence motion and discussion in this regard is likely to be taken up on Saturday.
The ruling BJP has termed the Congress' move as a "political gimmick" and said the opposition party lacks numbers.
With the numbers on its side posing no threat to the stability of the government because of this no-confidence motion, the Congress may use the debate to point out alleged failures of the government.
In the 225-member assembly, the ruling BJP has 116 members, Congress 67, JD(S) 33, BSP and nominated 1, independents 2, and Speaker (he has a casting vote).
Four seats-- Sira, Basavakalyan, RR Nagar and Maski are vacant.