Explained: Why is #Halal_Free_Diwali trending on Twitter and its relevance with the mega festive season ahead
The trend has been tweeted by over 32,000 times with shades of claims and bashing MNCs like Domino’s and KFCs among others with claims of Halal products forced over HindusAuthor : Tushar Singh
The rising religious divide is significantly seen in multiple spheres of society in contemporary India with social media and precisely Twitter becoming a hotbed for the representation of the people’s hostility over other communities.
One such brawl recently has taken over center stage on Twitter as right ahead of Diwali the call for boycotting Halal intensifies which is trending at present with thousands of users joining the chorus.
Posts being made by Twitteratis with #Halal_Free_Diwali present shades of emotions over their discontent with Halal-based products with an appeal to Hindus to follow the suit. The movement led by a right-wing group, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, and with the presence of @HinduJagrutiOrg calls for boycotting Halal products with a claim that leads to Economic Jihad.
The trend has been tweeted by over 32,000 times with shades of claims and bashing MNCs like Domino’s and KFCs among others with claims of Halal products forced over Hindus, besides calling for the boycott of food delivery brands like Swiggy and Zomato for endorsing.
The idea as reflected through this boycott based on a few tweets made that project Halal products as a conspiracy for creating a Halal Economy with pictures attached that call to refrain from Meat, Foods & Beverages, Cosmetics, Medicines, and Clothes.
The main thrust of this trend lies over the concern as flagged by several tweets over 100% Halal certification products by MNCs mentioned which are imposing them on Hindus in the country.
A user with @VinayBhat15 on Twitter goes on to make a bizarre claim through his tweet that, “Halal is no longer limited to meat, but everything a Muslim can adopt according to Sharia law is ‘halal’! A Hindu woman who had opened a ‘non-Halal ‘restaurant in Kerala was attacked and injured by fanatics recently. Stop Islamization by #Halal_Free_Diwali.”
' O ' All devout Hindus and patriots are requested to participate in this campaign and fulfil their duty unto the Nation by opposing the Halal economy#Halal_Free_Diwali— Ganesh Pansare (@GA_Pansare) October 17, 2022
हलाल मुक्त दीपावली pic.twitter.com/fvQdEs01b6
🟢 #Halal_Certification is a conspiracy to take over the Indian economy!— Pooja_Manjarekar (@PoojaM_97) October 17, 2022
🔴 All Hindus Should unite and oppose this #Economic_Jihad !
🟠 From #Diwali2022 let's Pledge Not To buy Halal-certified products and Celebrate #Halal_Free_Diwali !
🎉हलाल मुक्त दीपावली🪔 pic.twitter.com/vHk3IaeWev
Halal’ is no longer limited to meat, but everything a Muslim can adopt according to Sharia law is ‘halal’!— Vinaya Bhat (@VinayaBhat15) October 17, 2022
A Hindu woman who had opened a ‘Non Halal ‘restaurant in Kerala was attacked and injured by fanatics recently.
Stop islamization by #Halal_Free_Diwali
"हलाल मुक्त दीपावली" pic.twitter.com/ByINZVjneP
🚫 Why do renowned Food chains and delivery apps like McDonalds, Domino's Pizza, KFC, Zomato, Swiggy force Halal food on Hindus ?— Sanatan Prabhat (Kannada) (@Sanatan_Prabhat) October 17, 2022
✊ Unite to protest against the minority dictatorship !
Make the country safe !#Halal_Free_Diwali हलाल मुक्त दीपावली pic.twitter.com/TbsBOM7FAB
There should not be any brokerage of heretics in Hindu festivals.— Tejas Pawaskar (@tejasppawaskar) October 17, 2022
From this year we will celebrate #Halal_Free_Diwali
'I pledge that in this year's Diwali, I will neither buy any Halal item nor eat any Halal item.'
Organize and oppose the anti-Hindu halal economy. pic.twitter.com/hPgHwQmaty
Pertinently right ahead of Diwali these tweets are being done with an intention of igniting the religious sentiments of Hindus in order to maximize the impact of their boycott trend and encourage people of making festival marketing from Hindu Shopkeepers which has been seen in a similar move earlier as well.