New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) led by Maulana Mahmood Madani issued a statement clarifying that Halal certificate issued to Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali doesn’t cover products which use cow urine as an ingredient.
Jamiat Halal Trust secretary Niaz Farooqui on Thursday said,“We wish to assure that all the Halal audit procedures and processes have been applied and proper investigation was done before issuing Halal Certificate to many of the plants of Patanjali Ayurveda Limited. We confirm that minimum two Muslim Halal auditors including a Food Technologist inspected various Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd plants”.
“There is a long list of items for which we have given Halal certification. These items are in the categories like mixed fruit jam with aloe vera, juices, pineapple jam, mixed fruit jam, tomato ketchup etc.”, added Farooqui.
Jamiat was at receiving end from several sections of community including its rival faction for issuing Halal certificate to Patanjali group which, they suspect, uses cow urine in its products. By this act, they also alleged that the Mahmood faction has extended indirect help to Ramdev, face of Patanjali who is known for his closeness to RSS – a paramilitary pro hindutva organization.
Halal certificate is mandatory for any company doing FMCG business in oil-rich gulf countries. Patanjali group obtained the first Halal certificate in 2017 and same has been renewed November last year.
The company established in January 2006 saw phenomenal growth after the Modi government came to power in 2014, now aiming at whopping 25,000 crore revenue this fiscal year.