IndiGo which is under a crisis due to intensifying differences between its co-founders, has now landed up in another controversy over the kind of meat it serves on its flights.
A campaign has been initiated on Twitter last week, which called for a boycott of Indigo for just serving Halal meat.
Menu of IndiGo airline states, “All the non-vegetarian snacks are certified halal on all flights.”
Several Twitter users said IndiGo has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and Sikhs by serving halal meat and not providing them with other meat options.
Halal is Arabic for permissible. Islamic form of slaughtering animals or poultry involves killing through a cut to the jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe. According to Islamic law, animals must be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter and all blood is drained from the carcass. During the process, a Muslim will recite a dedication. In contrast, in the jhatka way of slaughter, the animal’s head is severed in one single blow and it dies instantly.
Not only IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara menu also says that all non-vegetarian meals are halal-certified on all flights.
with inputs from The Print