Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP state leadership has demanded that the state government ban the halal system and boards in restaurants in public places. State spokesman Sandeep Warrier, meanwhile, withdrew the controversial Facebook post following a warning that action would be taken.
Kozhikode: BJP state president K Surendran yesterday alleged that there was a clear agenda behind the creation of halal culture. Surendran said halal measures were part of the religious extremists’ attempt to divide people over food and clothing. State General Secretary P. Sudheer also demanded in Thiruvananthapuram that the state government should ban the halal system and board in public restaurants. Sudhir said the BJP did not believe halal was a religious practice and that it was an evil practice like mutalaq.
However, Sandeep Warrier wrote on Facebook that the propaganda on social media in the name of halal would destroy institutions and that people of different faiths could not live in the country by imposing financial sanctions on each other. He said that it is not emotion but wisdom that should lead the way.
The note was withdrawn after K Surendran informed that action would be taken if this was not rectified. Sandeep’s post was widely criticized within the party.
English Summary: Kerala BJP against Halal food