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Slammed For Cancelling Zomato Order Over Non-Hindu Rider, Amit Shukla Says 'It Is About My Religious Freedom'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • Zomato on Wednesday gave befitting reply to a man named Amit Shukla as he cancelled his order becasue delivery boy was non-Hindu
  • Amit Shukla spoke to Republic TV claiming that his stance is his freedom of religion
  • Zomato founder had said that he would not compromise with values

Zomato on Wednesday recieved praises for taking a stance against the hate in name of religion by declaring that they don't mind losing on business if they have to stand on their values. The development came after Zomato responded to a tweet by its customer named Amit Shukla who cancelled his order because he was assigned a non-Hindu delivery executive. 

Speaking to Republic TV andreiterating his take,  Amit Shukla said: "It is not about others religion, it is about my religion, i have a choice, I can express it. Food is a personal choice." Narrating the incident, he said that he got confirmation of his food with couple of minutes and after which he recieved information about the delivery executive. "I then told Zomato to either change the executive or cancel the order. Company said that they cannot change the delivery executive and that if I cancel the order I would not get any refund." When asked the reason about his intolerant stance, he said that the it is the holy month for Hindus and therefore he denied accepting order from a person who is not of the same religion. He also said that dneying order from a person who is not of his religion comes under the fundamental right of of religion enshrined in the Constitution.  

What was the sequence of the event that made Zomato trend?

On July 31, Zomato gave a befitting reply to Amit Shukla who cancelled his order because a 'non-Hindu' delivery executive was appointed. While Shukla said that he will contact his lawyers as Zomato refused to change the delivery executive, Zomato replied that food is the only religion.

Here is Zomato's reply:  

The incident took a larger space when Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal said that he is ready to lose a bit of business if he has to stand by his value.

READ: Zomato shuts down demand for Hindu rider, Swara Bhasker declares 'Courage & decency are alive in India Inc.'

Zomato appaluded on Twitter

People across the spectrum lauded that the company openly took a stand against the communal demand of the customer owing to their value. The actress also said that the entire episode has made her hopeful. While politician like Omar Abdullah said that they love teh app an dthe incident gave them more reason to love the company, actress Swara Bhasker said hoped that other companies and brands learn decency of public conduct and responsible behaviour from Zomato. 

READ: Zomato's Deepinder Goyal 'not sorry to lose business' after shutting down customer's Hindu delivery exec demand