HYDERABAD:The first edition of India International Halal Expo which was held in Hitex Exhibition Centre here,on 18-20 January and supported by certain Islamic countries,has created controversy.Social media is abuzz with the complaint that their tag line had hurt Hindu religious sentiments.The tag line in a social media brochure was-“We dare Hindu kafirs to come,Take not of all exhibiting compa nies,And then Boycott Us!”.
The organisers have offered a second edition next year.
Their website is https://10times.com/india-halalexpo
They also have another web site:
Their Website had described the expo thus:
“Gateway To Indian Halal Market!”
India International Halal Expo is an event organised with the sole objective of Halal economy all over the world and a connecting point for the world’s Halal industries. It is a superlative platform to position your brand among the latest and most state-of-the-art Halal products and services that shape the global Halal industry. Through India International Halal Expo, people from various industries like food & beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, engineering, logistics industries and IT services can establish their business in Halal Ecosystem.
Food And Beverages, Halal Ingredients & Pharmacy
Cosmetics & Lifestyle
Tourism & Alternative Finance
Logistics & Supply Chain
IT Services, Industrial Products & Halal Industrial Parks.They had guaranteed 15000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.
They had claimed exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Korea, Thailand, U.A.E., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and many other countries.
The Speakers according to the website included Akhil Gawar,Director,TSFPS,Govt of Telengana,Sandeepkumar Sultania,Principal Secretary,Telengana,Sapta Nirwandar,Chairman,IHLC,Indonesia,Adnan Altay Altinors,Consul General of Turkey,Yusuf Salim,Central Bank of Afghanistan,The chief guest was Harish Rao,Finance Minister,Telengana and the guest of honour was Fisheries Minister Shrinivasa Yadav.The organisers of the event were Muazzam Naik,CEO,ATOBA and Fazlur Rahman,Director ATOBA.
The meet was supported by the Government of Telangana and Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, along with Malaysia External Trade Development corporation (Matrade-Chennai), Istanbul Foreigners and Investment Centre (Iymer), American Halal Foundation, Halal-Welt (Germany) among others.
At the end of the expo,the organisers claimed:
“India International Halal Expo 2020, organized by ATOBA Business Networks Pvt Ltd, at Hyderabad, attracted 110 exhibitors, 6 Chamber of commerce, 10,000 visitors from across India and 48 overseas delegates…. Halal products from countries like Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Canada drew the visitors’ attention. They included eco-friendly products, those enhancing beauty, herbal and jewelry, which bowled over women. The participants in the expo included several pharma, real estate, IT and dairy companies, educational institutions, besides banks, which extend interest-free loans.”
Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce& Industry (FTCCI) offered all form of assistance to Atoba.