Netizens are lauding food delivery app Zomato for taking a stand against bigotry after a customer cancelled the food order because the delivery boy was a Muslim. The customer named Pt Amit Shukla had tweeted to Zomato that he didn’t want his food to be delivered by a non-Hindu rider because of the Shravan month. However, Zomato chose not to refund or cancel his order and replied, “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.” Later company’s CEO Deepinder Goyal also weighed in with a tweet in which he stood by the company’s decision. “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.
The incident sparked a furore on social media. While many supported Zomato’s stand, some accused it of promoting bigotry and called for a movement to boycott it. Meanwhile, InUth spoke to a few delivery persons to know what they think about the whole controversy.