Internet Hidutvadis are up in arms against food delivery app Zomato, because the company refused to change the Muslim delivery executive after a customer demanded that he be replaced with a Hindu executive.
On Tuesday night, a Twitter user Amit Shukla after ordering food through Zomato cancelled his order as the company had allocated a Muslim rider for his delivery. Zomato, however, refused to entertain the customer’s bigoted request and replied saying that the “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.”
Just cancelled an order on @ZomatoIN they allocated a non hindu rider for my food they said they can't change rider and can't refund on cancellation I said you can't force me to take a delivery I don't want don't refund just cancel
— पं अमित शुक्ल (@NaMo_SARKAAR) July 30, 2019
Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion. https://t.co/H8P5FlAw6y
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) July 31, 2019
While many applauded the company’s stance for declining to entertain a bigot, many others, however, threatened to uninstall the food delivery app from their phones and in a well-organised way started trending their hate on Twitter.
I was thinking only Politicians are appeasing a particular community but turns out this Special Preferential Treatment aka Appeasement is deep rooted in the society and needs to be called out.
— Achintiyah 🇮🇳 Namo Brigade (@Achintiyah) July 31, 2019
When a MUSLIM orders from Zomato:
According to Zomato: Religion Matters
When a HINDU orders from Zomato:
— Sahil Beriwal (@sahilberiwal) July 31, 2019
— Amit Rajwant (@amitrajwant) July 31, 2019
However, despite the hate-mongering, Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal echoed his company’s stand and said that he would not compromise with his values even if it meant losing business. “We are proud of the idea of India – and the diversity of our esteemed customers and partners. We aren’t sorry to lose any business that comes in the way of our values,” he tweeted.
We are proud of the idea of India – and the diversity of our esteemed customers and partners. We aren’t sorry to lose any business that comes in the way of our values. 🇮🇳 https://t.co/cgSIW2ow9B
— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) July 31, 2019
At a time, when people are being lynched in the country merely for their choice of food, Zomato’s stance is truly praiseworthy.