Guwahati, August 1, 2019:

“Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.” – Zomato India
The whole controversy began when a man from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh took to

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Twitter to state that he had cancelled an order on Zomato as he was assigned a non-Hindu food delivery executive.

The man with the user name Pandit Amit Shukla shared a post at his twitter account with the tag @NaMo_SARKAAR, tweeted, “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.”

The man also stated that he would take up the issue further issue with his lawyer complaining that he didn’t want his order to be delivered by “a Muslim man” and shared screenshots of his chat with the customer care of Zomato.

In response to that, Zomato’s handle responded: “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.”

Founder of Zomato, Deepinder Goyal responded to the matter and 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.”

Retweeting Goyal’s tweet, former Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi said, “Salute Deepinder Goyal! You are the real face of India! Proud of you.”

Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah retweeted saying, “Respect. I love your app. Thank you for giving me a reason to admire the company behind it.”

While, Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises, tweeted: “If you ask me who I am, I will say I am an Indian, a son, a father, a businessman, a Hindu…my being Hindu is only one aspect of my identity. Yet world over, identity is being defined by narrow confines of religion at cost of all other identities.”

While many reacted over the issue and said religion is a mere division brought among the people by themselves. It should not account for someone’s source of income based on their religion.

“I am hurt, but what can I do … we are poor people,” said the delivery executive, when asked about it.

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