Amit Shukla, customer, has been sent a notice by Madhya Pradesh police warning him of jail if he tweets anything divisive in the next six months
BHOPAL — A man, understood to be a far right-wing supporter, from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night took to Twitter to state that he had cancelled an order on food aggregator Zomato as he was assigned a non-Hindu delivery executive.
Using the handle @NaMo_SARKAAR, the man, with the user name Pandit Amit Shukla, at 8.26 p.m. wrote: “Just cancelled an order on Zomato 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.”
Stating that he would take up the issue with his lawyer, he shared screenshots of his chat with the customer care of Zomato. He complained that he didn’t want his order to be delivered by “a Muslim man,” reports ANI.
Zomato’s handle responded: “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.”
Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion. https://t.co/H8P5FlAw6y
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) July 31, 2019
Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal also backed up the stand, saying, “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.”
Meanwhile, after the cancellation of food order with Zomato and publicising it on the Twitter, triggering a nationwide debate over religious intolerance, Jabalpur man has been sent a notice by the police in Madhya Pradesh, warning him of jail if he tweets anything divisive in the next six months.
“If in the next six months, he again makes any such tweets or commits any such act which is against basic tenets of the constitution or worthy of disturbing public peace or communal amity, then he will automatically be sent to jail,” Jabalpur district police superintendent Amit Singh told NDTV.
On standing up for the religious diversity, Zomato India was targeted by the far-right-wing supporters over halal tag for the food items. They have also started leaving one star ratings for its app on the Google play, App store.
(With inputs from ANI)