NEW DELHI – Twitter users are reacting strongly over the shortage of beverage Rooh Afza in India. They are expressing their displeasure over the unavailability of Rooh Afza, particularly the Muslim Community since the beverage is widely consumed in the month of Ramadan during Iftar.
Fretting over the unavailability of the beverage, Muslims say their Iftar is incomplete without Rooh Afza. Some people are, however, recommending alternative drinks to them. Soon Rooh Afza took to Twitter and assured its consumers that the production is in full swing and that it will soon be available in markets.
Agar #RoohAfza ni mil Raha to rose sharbat/nibu Pani/normal water(best option) h faltu se chiz k itna bada issue Bana diye h Kuch log😂😂😂 oxygen supply band ni hoga rooh afza ni pine se https://t.co/vQXQORThAU
— ॐ SNEH SHARAN TRIKHA 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 (@SWIFTLILLY) May 8, 2019
Now this is serious trouble!
Major Ramzan crisis for Indian Muslims — no Roohafza in the market
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) May 7, 2019
— Yashwant Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@YRDeshmukh) May 8, 2019
According to a story published on The Print, “the sherbet has been off the market in India for last four to five months”.
Production has restarted only recently, said one of the directors of Hamdard, Mufti Shaukat.
“RoohAfza will be back soon,” he said.
A receptionist at the Hamdard office gave an estimate of 15-20 days before the sherbet is back on the market.
Hamdard put out no official word on why it stopped production, but tried blaming it on the shortage of “raw material”. The truth, a source claimed, has to do with a family dispute.
— Anisa Draboo (@Drabooanisa) May 7, 2019