Every now and then we come across the words- Jhatka and Halal, but the question is what exactly they mean and why is so much of a fuss around them. Well, both are methods of slaughtering animals for consumption in two different communities. While Muslims follow the practice of Halal, the Sikh community prefers Jhatka. Now the question is, what’s the difference? Read below to know the difference and much more.
The term Halal in Arabic means- fit for human consumption. Following is the meaning and ideology- Muslim community consumes Halal meat. The process involves a swipe with a sharp blade across the animal’s neck. In Halal, the animal is slaughtered slowly with holy lines from Quran. The process involves the complete draining out of the animal’s blood.
The term Jhatka, in Hindi means-swift. In this process, the animal’s head is severed in one single blow and the animal dies instantly.
The Muslim community considers Halal meat healthier over Jhakta, whereas, Hindu ,Sikh community prefers Jhatka as it gives least pain to the animal.