Jabalpur man calls off order over non-Hindu delivery boy; Zomato response sets netizens abuzz

On July 30 night, a man made a special tweet regarding terminating his food order that he had placed on the well-known food delivery platform Zomato.

But, the reason of his order cancellation was really shocking and shameful.

Yes, Mr. Amit Shukla, a resident of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, called off his order as the most popular food-delivery app designated a non-Hindu rider to deliver his food stuff. Amit did not want a non-Hindu individual to touch his food.


"Just cancelled an order on @ZomatoIN ," Mr. Shukla wrote in his tweet. "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. (sic)"

In spite of all this, Zomat’s reaction on the complaint filed by the man is just winning hearts of netizens.

In his reaction, Zomato wrote, "Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion."

In his different tweets, Amit also posted the screenshots of his discussion with the customer care section of Zomato, and he said that he would take up the matter to the court.


While giving clarification on his report, Amit talked to media today and stated, "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. [When] I requested them to change the rider, they refused, so I asked them to cancel the order."

He also said that he just made a general tweet and his intention was not to hit religious convictions.

“There was nothing religious in my tweet, but a section on Twitter gave it a religious angle."

Amit apparently cancelled the order because he did not want a non-Hindu person to touch his food. However, we are not sure if he knows the religion of the person who prepared his food.


Mr. Deepinder Goyal, Zomato originator Deepinder Goyal also made a special tweet to condemn Amit, "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."

Amit got massive criticism all over the web for his special demand and a lot of people even messaged Zomato to block him.

Here are some more tweets by net users-





by Ricky Tandon | Wed, Jul 31 - 09:07 PM

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