New Delhi, July 31: Food delivery app Zomato was backed by its competitor Uber Eats on social media after it struck back against a bigoted customer who refused delivery from a "non-Hindu". In a one-liner on Twitter, the page of Uber Eats India said it backs the decision taken by Zomato to not to discriminate among its delivery boys on the basis of religion.
"@ZomatoIN, we stand by you," said Uber Eats on the microblogging site, as they retweeted Zomato's post in which it had retorted to an apparently communal customer who said he has cancelled the order since the delivery person was a Muslim. Zomato Shuts Down Bigoted Customer Who Cancelled Food Delivery From Non-Hindu
"Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion," Zomato had written on Twitter, in response to one Pandit Amit Shukla's claim that he had to cancel an order from the app as they did not heed to his request to assign a Hindu food delivery person for his order.
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— Uber Eats India (@UberEats_IND) July 31, 2019
"Just cancelled an order on @ZomatoIN 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," the person identified as Amit Shukla said.
Zomato later issued a detailed statement, in which it reiterated that it indeed considers food as a religion, while also respecting the sentiments of all religions. For this reason, the service provider said, it tags hotel which offer jain thali, pure vegetarian food and those which serve halal meat.