The social media debate embarked over Zomato user Amit Shukla's controversial tweet about a 'Non-Hindu' rider delivering his food order continues for the third day.
Zomato's 'food has no religion' comment in response to Shukla's shocking demand for cancellation of his food order because a 'non-Hindu' rider was delivering it got embroiled in a massive controversy, with people accusing Zomato of 'Hypocrisy' and 'Double standards' resulting in fresh debates around food choices like 'Halal' and 'Jhatka.'
Several users have now taken it over to Zomato's Google Play Store listing and are leaving bad reviews and ratings. Meanwhile, hashtags like #ZomatoExposed and #ZomatoUninstalled are currently trending on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Zomato publicly shut down a bigoted demand on Twitter where a user asked to cancel his order as a 'non-Hindu' rider was delivering it.
Since then, many have come in support of Zomato openly shutting down a demand that went against 'their values'. However, some users have also been comparing the incident to how Zomato allows users to refuse mistakenly-sent 'Non-Halal' meat orders.
After the issue heated up, this is how Zomato defended its usage of Halal tag on the platform:
"The halal tag on Zomato is a result of restaurants seeking that distinction - not us as an aggregator. Restaurants (whether a Muslim establishment or otherwise) serving meat specifically obtain halal certification by an all-India body."
Meanwhile, Jabalpur Police have initiated a preventive action against Amit Shukla for cancelling his Zomato order because of the delivery man's religion and also inciting communal sentiments.
"We have issued a notice, it will be served to Amit Shukla. He'll be warned, if he tweets anything which is against ideals of Constitution, action will be taken; he is on surveillance," Superintendent of Police of Jabalpur, Amit Singh told ANI.