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Not HALAL, says OREO on Twitter

Mubashir Bukhari

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Srinagar, May 14: ‘Oreo’, a brand of cookies consumed widely across the world including Muslim-majority Kashmir, is not Halal, the company has declared on its official Twitter handle recently.

On May 11, the brand’s official handle ‘OREO Cookie’ replied to a question post by a user asking if the cookie was halal.

“Thanks for reaching out! OREO cookies are not halal,” replied OREO Cookie.

On the same day, another Twitter user Suraya Ahmed posed a similar question to which the brand replied: “Hi Suraya, OREO cookies are not certified halal in the USA or Canada.”

On May 5, OREO replied to another user Muhammad Idris, who’d a similar query: “Hi, Muhammad! Currently, there are no Oreo products in the US and Canada which are Halal certified. We hope this helps!”

The company however did not specify what ingredients it used which made the cookie NOT HALAL.

People, especially children, are fond of this cookie which is widely available in Kashmir.


Mubashir joined The Kashmir Monitor as a reporter/ sub-editor in Jan 2013. Since then, he has been consistently covering beats including conflict, politics, education, and health. He is also handling online section of the paper besides working as Video Producer.

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Restrictions in Old City tomorrow, classwork to remain suspended in schools, colleges in Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 23: Authorities today said that class work in all schools and colleges in Kashmir will remain suspended tomorrow in view of the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa in Pulwama’s Dadsara.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that classwork in all schools and colleges will remained suspended in Kashmir.

The decision of the authorities follows in the wake of reported killing of militant commander Zakir Musa in an encounter with security forces in Dadsara Tral in Pulwama district Thursday evening.

 

SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal told that restrictions will be put in place in Downtown area of Srinagar.

He said that reports of imposing curfew in Srinagar are baseless

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Zakir Musa killed in Tral gunfight: Reports

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Srinagar, May 23: Chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Zakir Musa has been killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday evening.

The officials in Kashmir are, however, yet to confirm the killing of Musa, the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Hind, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda.

Sources said a gunfight erupted at Dadsara village in the Tral sub district after joint teams of forces launched a cordon and search operation after an input about presence of militants in a house.

 


“As the searches were carried, at around 7.15 pm militants opened fire which was retaliated triggering a gunfight. In the ensuing gunfight a militant was killed,” the sources said. They identified the slain militant as Zakir Musa.

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Gunfight breaks out in Dadsara Tral

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Srinagar, May 23 : Gunfight raged between security forces and militants in forests of Batipora area of Dadsara Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official told KNO that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team of forces including 42 RR launched search operation in the area.

On intensifying search operation towards suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggered encounter, he said.

 

As per sources, two to three militants of Zakir Moosa lead group are believed to be trapped

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been snapped in Police district Awantipora as precautionary measure.

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