Updated: August 2, 2019 11:14:55 am
The controversy over a customer cancelling an order on Zomato because of the delivery person’s religion has sparked a debate about the ‘halal’ and ‘jhatka’ methods of slaughter online. Zomato faced criticism from some users regarding why they used halal, Jain and kosher tags for some restaurants despite claiming ‘food has no religion’. The company decided to clear the air saying it’s a classification added by the restaurant and not the aggregator. As the debate escalated, many on social media wondered what the difference was between ‘halal’ and ‘jhatka’ meat.
During the row, which had people divided over lauding the company and threatening to uninstall the app, one Twitter user asked what the difference between the two was:
What is the difference between Halaal and Jhatka?
— The BBC (@BabaBakChod) August 1, 2019
In halal and kosher ways of killing an animal for food consumption, a small prayer is supposed to be said before the killing of the animal.
In the halal form of slaughter, animals are killed with a cut to the jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe. The animal is left till the blood drains out completely. In the jhatka method, the animal is killed instantaneously, such as by a single stroke of a sword or axe to sever the head.
While this serious explanation might be a little hard to comprehend for some, people found hilarious examples to explain the difference between both forms of slaughter. Listing various examples, Indian Twitterati concluded that in both forms of slaughter, death is the final outcome – just that one is instant, while other seems prolonged.
Job is halaal
Credits and monthly bills are jhatka 😂😂 https://t.co/aK16yoH83u
— 💮Kaleidoscope💮 (@SharmaB_) August 1, 2019
Halal is working on weekends without extra pay
Jhatka is getting fired without notice
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) August 1, 2019
India defeated Pakistan in last wc is halaal
NZ defeated India in semis is Jhatka. https://t.co/zjSWMy7KUf
— Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) August 1, 2019
Jhatka: if she is cheating on you and you don’t know it.
Halaal: If she is cheating on you and you know it. https://t.co/z0M6Wecsjz
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) August 1, 2019
Halaal : Dheere Dheere se Meri Zindagi se Jaana types
Jhatka : Race Sanson ki Race dhadkan ki Types. https://t.co/9f0Xcs9LCQ
— चचा झोपड़ी वाले 🙈🙉🙊 (@s_oxymoronic) August 1, 2019
Halal means slow mutual separation and Jhatka means directly dumped
— TheWhiteWalker (@Tauseef12356591) August 1, 2019
Halaal: After 20 movie and 10 dinner dates, girl says “we are good as friends”.
Jhatka: After 20 movie and 10 dinner dates, girl blocks your number.
— Amitava Adhikary (@amitavaadhikary) August 1, 2019
Rohit Sharma’s batting: Halaal
Hardik Pandya’s batting: Jhatka https://t.co/LC5EaEFjD1
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) August 1, 2019
Jhatka is getting caught by the traffic police while driving a SCOOTY
Halaal is that scooty belongs to his daughter. https://t.co/F81CZRnDsc
— ѕнυвнαηкαя ѕιηﻭнα (@imsingha_35) August 1, 2019
Dhoni’s retirement will be Halal,ABD was Jhatka. https://t.co/3xPEtbZLwr
— Udit (@udit_buch) August 1, 2019
Meanwhile, the person who triggered the row on the Zomato delivery person has vanished from Twitter. The Jabalpur Police has decided to serve a notice under Section 106/117 of CrPC, a provision that will require him to sign a bond to keep the peace.
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