Howrah, August 11: Days after Zomato trended on social media for standing by food as a religion, the food delivery application has landed into fresh controversy. Zomato delivery executives in West Bengal's Howrah are on an indefinite strike protesting that the food items being delivered by them are hurting their religious sentiments. Zomato Shuts Down Bigoted Customer Who Cancelled Food Delivery From Non-Hindu, Says 'Food Doesn't Have Religion', Wins Hearts.
Delivery boys said that they are forced to deliver beef and pork against their will and the company is not listening to them. "The company is not listening to our demands and forcing us to deliver beef and pork against our will. We have been on strike for a week now," said a Zomato delivery executive to ANI. Zomato Delivery Executive Over Customer Stand, Says 'I Am Hurt, But What Can I Do'.
Tweet by ANI:
Rajib Banerjee, West Bengal Minister: The organisation should not force any person to go against their religion. It is wrong. Now that I have received information in this regard, I will look into it the matter. pic.twitter.com/Rsccn4akgy
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Two of their demands are revise in pay order and the food item should not hurt the religious sentiment of the employees. "Recently some Muslim restaurants have been added to the online food delivery app. But we have some Hindu delivery boy who is denying to delivery beef. And it's been heard that in few days we have to deliver Pork, which we refuse to deliver," Mousin Akhtar, a food delivery staff told to India Today.
Reacting to the incident, West Bengal Minister and Trinamool Congress Howrah MLA Rajib Banerjee said that he will look into the issue. "The organisation should not force any person to go against their religion. It is wrong. Now that I have received information in this regard, I will look into it the matter," he said.