Haldiram’s has recently landed into a controversy after the popular food chain displayed Urdu text instead of Hindi in packaging on Navratri namkeen.
Controversy over Urdu
In the viral video on Twitter, a reporter can be seen asking the store manager of a Haldiram outlet for an Urdu depiction on the packaging of a namkeen mixture.
‘Falhari Mixture’ is a popular snack sold by the company. It is a snack that consists of a sweet and salty mix of peanuts and potatoes with mild spices. As per the video, the description on the back of the package is written in Urdu while the main text on the front is in English.
In the viral video that surfaced on Twitter, the female reporter strongly asks the manager, who is also a woman, what Haldiram’s trying to hide facts by concealing the description of the namkeen packet in Urdu.
Replying to the question, the manager tells that the food inside the packet is not a health hazard, and then she asks the reporter to leave the store. She says, “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.”
— Puneet Kumar Singh (@puneetsinghlive) April 5, 2022
Here is some Urdu text. Will this reporter go to the Railways and ask what it is about? #Haldirams
In indian currency there is also used of urdu.
India is a Democratic country. Simple civics. #Haldirams #sureshchavhanke #KGFChapter2 pic.twitter.com/E1FvVc4f4L
— Akhil Singh (@emergingstar02) April 6, 2022
— Drama Prasad Mukherjee (@KSasiKL1987) April 5, 2022
— Suresh Chavhanke “Sudarshan News” (@SureshChavhanke) April 5, 2022
— Duttee Chand (@ChandDuttee) April 6, 2022
— Pratik Singh (@_pratiksingh) April 5, 2022
This is the haldiram falhari mixture pack. I have both the Front & Back of the Pack. The ingredients are listed in both English & Arabic on BoP. It is not Urdu, it is Arabic because most of Haldirams packs gets exported to gulf.
— Mohammed Futurewala (@MFuturewala) April 6, 2022
Just saw that #Haldirams viral clip. So young and so driven by idiocy and hate already. The girl with a Mike should ask for a refund from whichever so called journalism school she went to if she went to. Entire young armies created in so called newsrooms by toxic alleged editors.
— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) April 6, 2022
Kudos to the #Haldirams lady for not taking Nazi tactics quietly. She fought back forcefully and passionately! That's what India needs more of. Not explaining painstakingly cos they don't want answers. They just want to keep screaming questions and spreading hate! https://t.co/6VGWjlqIbM
— Gaurav Sabnis 🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@gauravsabnis) April 5, 2022