Journalist harasses Haldiram manager over ‘Urdu’ description of Namkeen mix

In the 2.20 minute video, the reporter can be seen forcefully questioning the director about the description on the back of the namkeen package, which is allegedly written in Urdu while the main text on the front is printed in English.

A video of a journalist harassing the manager of a Haldiram store for an “Urdu” description of his Namkeen mix has gone viral. In the clip, the reporter is seen asking about the “Urdu” description on the packaging of the company’s falhari mix, which is consumed by devotees during Navratri.

In the 2.20 minute video, the reporter can be seen forcefully questioning the director about the description on the back of the namkeen package, which is allegedly written in Urdu while the main text on the front is printed in English.

The now-viral video caught attention on social media after a Hindi-language news channel – Sudarshan News shared the clip of the reporter confronting the store manager. As the video progresses, the reporter can be seen aggressively asking the manager what Haldiram is trying to hide by concealing the Urdu description.

The manager clarifies that the food inside the package is not a health hazard. “If you want to have this you can have it, if you don’t want to have it you can just keep it here and go from my outlet,” the manager told the reporter.

Watch this video here: https://twitter.com/alishan_jafri/status/1511357850861203456?s=20&t=rCX6-igG4Jeo7o_4QNoTbg

Since being shared on social media, the video has garnered over 8,000 views and left Twitter users appalled at the journalist’s invective. Many users have commented that the writing on the package is actually Arabic because Haldiram products are exported to Middle Eastern countries.

Some praised the store manager for keeping his cool throughout the video. Others were proud that Indian snacks were exported around the world and praised Haldiram for his business acumen. Many people also criticized the journalist for her behavior towards the manager.

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