Why 'Boycott Haldiram' Trends Over ‘Urdu’ Description On Packets & Here’s What Happened
Haldiram's landed in controversy when a video went viral on social media, where a reporter questioned the popular food chain's Arabic packaging on Navratri namkeen. In the viral video on Twitter, a news reporter can be seen questioning the store manager of a Haldiram outlet for an Arabic description on the packaging of a namkeen mixture.
You might haven't been to a Haldiram restaurant in a long time, but the latest controversy around it might be enough for people to make it a hot place to visit again. The Indian multinational sweets, snacks, and restaurant company has now come under fire for reportedly selling packaged products that have Urdu descriptions on the back of them. If you're active on social media, you'll get to know that a video is going viral on Twitter where a news reporter can be seen questioning (almost hounding actually) a store manager of a Haldiram outlet.
Ab HaldiRAM bhi anti-national ho gaya. pic.twitter.com/OM7FuWegoy— Cryptic Miind (@Cryptic_Miind) April 5, 2022
As per reports, what the reporter alleges is that the description on the back of a Namkeen product from the brand has Urdu instead of Hindi. The snack under highlight is officially called the 'Falhari Mixture’ which is said to be a popular fasting mixture consumed by users. According to the video, the description at the back of the Namkeen product is written in Urdu, with its main details said to be English. In the viral video, the reporter can be seen losing her cool by asking a female store manager why their product has Urdu written on the back of it.
The reporter is very aggressive in her approach, with the store manager taking a firm stance by stating, “If you want to have this you can have it, if you don’t want to have it, you can just keep this here and go from my outlet.” In the video, a crowd of people gathered at the outlet along with police officials can be seen witnessing the whole incident. Now, the internet has clearly been divided by the whole row, and here are some things that we found on Twitter. Some people are starting a movement to now boycott Haldiram as a brand!
#boycottHaldiram@MyHaldirams#BoycottHaliram. Why haldiram has written in Urdu in falhari namkeen for Navratri?? What are you hiding. Have you added animal oil in this? Those who know urdu don't keep Navratri fast and those who keep fast do not know Urdu !!#BoycottHaldiram— Dr-Ravi-Chaube (@DrRaviChaube1) April 5, 2022
While many obviously felt that boycotting the brand would be the wise move, some actually lauded the store manager for holding her ground. As per reports, it was revealed that the language at the back of the product was actually Arabic.
Boycott haldiram because of apasement. pic.twitter.com/X8qseQCGUq— Chandra Kant (@Chandra57327087) April 4, 2022
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