Any consumer has complete freedom to choose any product. But the picture in Bharat is an exception, especially for non-vegetarians. Here, halal meat is forced on the consumers, forcing them to indirectly fund the discriminatory halal ecosystem which is controlled by Islamists. Moreover, many Dharmiks are thus also forced to disregard their tradition which mandates consuming torture-free meat.
Although consumers did not understand this hidden process of Islamization of the market for a long time, rising awareness has led to some raising their voices on this issue. One such incident has been reported by news outlet Sritiochetona.
Recently, former Deutsche Welle journalist and media personality Supriyo Bandyopadhyay spoke out against lack of non-halal food. After he asked for non-halal food at a local restaurant in Kolkata, the staff informed him of their inability. At the time, he brought up the issue through a Facebook Live session (video archived here) to expose this monopoly of the halal ecosystem.
The Facebook Live shows Supriyo Bandyopadhyay being told by a restaurant employee at the Rang De Basanti Dhaba in Kolkata that their restaurant’s meat is halal. When Supriyo Bandyopadhyay demanded Jhatka meat, the employee said that their restaurant does not have Jhatka meat. Mr. Supriyo told him, “Halal food is for Muslims. Why should I eat halal food? “
The employee admitted that most of the customers of the restaurant are Hindus. After this, Supriyo Bandyopadhyay asked why only halal meat was being served even though most of the customers are Hindus. The restaurant authorities could not give any answer to this question. Within minutes, Supriyo Bandyopadhyay’s Facebook Live went viral. Since then, he has been receiving hateful comments and death threats.
Apart from hateful comments on his Facebook page, Islamists have also been calling and messaging threats on his personal WhatsApp number. Some of the threatening messages are from Bangladeshi (+880), Malaysian (+60) and Saudi Arabian (+966) numbers, but all are in Bengali which indicates that the Bengali Islamist diaspora has been activated to harass Supriyo.
What Supriyo Bandyopadhyay faces is a reflection of how things stand today in ‘secular’ Bharat – Islamists can threaten anyone who protests against the Islamist ecosystem. They shower all kinds of abuses on Hindus and their Dharma, but if someone protests this or pays back in the same coin, they play victim and target that individual with a vengeance. If the people of Bharat as a whole do not raise their voices on these issues, a dire fate awaits us all.