'Delhi eateries, shops to mention if meat served is halal or jhatka': NDMC Mayor

Eateries, shops in Delhi will now have to mention if meat being served is halal or jhatka. This comes after BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation cleared a proposal in this regard. The proposal was recently moved by the Standing Committee of the NDMC. North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash said the House 'cleared the proposal in its meeting’. “Eateries, shops in Delhi will have to display if they are serving halal or jhatka meat. We approved a proposal, making it mandatory for all eateries, meat shops to display it. They will have to put up posters stating whether they serve/sell halal or jhatka meat,” Prakash said. Jhatka' method is one in which an animal is slaughtered in one go, while in the 'halal' method, an animal is allowed to die after cutting a vein. A similar proposal was cleared by the House of BJP-led SDMC late January. Officials had said eateries, meat shops will have to display it 'clearly and visibly’.