Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 12: The Jammu & Kashmir Mutahida Majiles-e-Ulema (MMU) has formed the “J&K Halal Certification Board”.
“The participants in recently held one-day session unanimously emphasised the need for such certification. There was a consensus among all members that as mechanical slaughter house cutting and packing plants and food processing and manufacturing units are coming up across J&K a halal certification board comprising of Islamic scholars needs to be formed. This is to ensure that halal practices relating to slaughtering and food manufacture are followed and people are provided with halal, hygienic and pure food,” a spokesman of MMU said.
He said the members unanimously agreed and subsequently constituted “The Jammu & Kashmir Halal certification Board” under the patronage of MMU head and cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under house detention since August 5 last year.
“It was decided that members of the board will include a Mufti from each Islamic school of thought. The newly formed “J&K Halal certification Board” comprises of Mufti Nazir Ahmad Qasmi, Mufti Muhammad Yaqoob Baba Al Madni, Agha Syed Hussain Al Mosvi, Moulana Showkat Ahmad Keing and Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon. However, there is a possibility of adding more members later on if needed,” the spokesman said.
He said it was decided that members of J&K Halal certification Board”will personally inspect the slaughter house plants and food processing and manufacturing outlets here and will consequently issue halal certificate to them after meeting the criteria.
“As such, the J&K Halal certification Board appeals all the local owners/proprietors of slaughter houses and packing units of the dressed animals and food manufacturing and processing outlets and factories , to contact the board to get the halal certification ,” he added. (KNS)