Every time those midnight hunger pangs hit us, Zomato is the first app that we run to. Because nothing can stand in between us and food. Am I right? Then why must people bring religion into the mix and turn something as beautiful as food into a religious debate? The reason why these questions are being posed is because of a series of tweets that began trending on Twitter this morning.
Twitter user, Amit Shukla began tweeting about how he didn't want his food delivered by a non-hindu rider and cancelled the order while sharing screenshots of his experience on the app on Twitter. Tweeple, in return, can't stop raving over Zomato's response to this man with a religious bias! The food delivery app responded that food doesn't have a religion and we couldn't agree more. Other users on Twitter have called out the man for being unsecular and here are all the reaction tweets that you must read!
In a country, which takes pride in its secularism, do you think people have a right to behave this way based on a religious bias?
When asked about the same, Amit Shukla gave a leading news channel a statement saying,"The constitution gives religious freedom to everyone. The month of Saavan is on, so I requested to change the rider. I will not order anything from Zomato now on. It was my right to deny, I was paying for it. I ordered food and they sent a non-Hindu rider. I requested them to change the rider, they refused, so I asked them to cancel the order."
Props to Zomato though, for taking this issue seriously and calling out the user. This food delivery app has on various occasions made a conscious effort via it's Twitter account to make a statement that matters. In a recent series of tweets, Zomato encouraged its users to save water, making statements like "otherwise pani puri will just be puri" and "otherwise chai kaise banoge." The app even added a section which enabled its users to donate food to the flood-ridden areas like Assam and Bihar. This is what it means to socially conscious on social media!