Emirates reinstate ‘Hindu Meal Option’
Emirates airline after a lot of uproar and strong opposition of its decision of not providing the ‘Hindu meal’ for its passengers, it has decided to reinstate the option in its flights.
Earlier in the Week the airline had announced that it will no longer serve “Hindu meal option” on its flights and the passengers can choose from variety of its other vegetarian meals to meet their religious dietary requirements.
But now the Emirates airlines had to reconsider its decision after the strong objections from the public, hence it rolled back its decision, “Based on feedback from our customers, Emirates confirms we will continue to provide a ‘Hindu meal option’, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this option, the release said.
Emirates has always provided a wide variety of special meals that can be ordered at least 24 hours in advance to cater to our customers with medical or religious dietary requirements, including our Hindu customers,” the airline said in a statement. Emirates said it constantly review its offering, taking into consideration customer uptake and feedback. “Food and drink form an integral part of any Emirates flight experience and our menus are created by leading chefs to reflect the culture and preferences of Emirates’ diverse customer base.”
According to the airline’s website, it serves Indian Vegetarian Meal (AVML) for vegetarian passengers which is usually aromatic, spicy and incorporates flavours from the Indian sub-continent. It can contain all types of vegetables, fresh fruit, dried fruits, legumes, dairy products, tofu, cereal, grains and vegetarian gelatine. But it does not contain any type of meat or by-products, fish, shellfish, eggs or animal gelatine
Moreover, it also serves vegetarian Jain meal (VJML) for the Jain community who are purely vegetarian. It does not contain animal products and by-products, seafood, eggs, dairy products, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli and root vegetables including onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, potatoes, carrots, beets, radishes and turmeric.
The decision to discontinue ‘Hindu meal option’ had created a stir on the social media with passengers calling for reversal of the decision by the airline.