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Zomato Deliveryboys Protest Over Beef, Pork Delivery In Bengal

BP World Bureau | Aug 13 2019 01:18:02 PM
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Zomato delivery boys in Howrah, West Bengal caught national headlines when they protested against delivering beef and pork products, saying that it hurts their religious sentiments.

As per sources Right-Wing parties are affiliated in organising the protests. Also, misinformation was being spread about a restaurant owned by a Muslim family.

Protestors had also admitted that it is their retaliation against Zomato's "food has no religion" tweet. Local Sanjiv Kumar Shukla, who is also the party secretary for Uttar Howrah said that the protest their retaliation against Zomato's food has no religion tweet.

Shukla also spoke to the police on behalf of the protestors when they were called to the station.

Shukla revealed that he had instructed the employees to stage the protest. Shukla said that when Zomato tweeted, "food has no religion," it made itself a target for no reason.

On July 31st a Hindu man named Amit Shukla reported to Zomato for sending a Muslim delivery boy and asked for a Hindu delivery boy instead.

Zomato responded saying that food has no religion and didn't refund his cancellation.

Read: Food Doesn’t Have Religion, It Is Religion: Zomato To Customer

Although several personalities came out in support of Zomato, many fundamentalists rated Zomato 1 on play store, calling their actions "anti-Hindu". Zomato delivery personnel started making their demands since then.

Zomato's counterpart UberEats also came out in their support.

Read: Uber Eats Supports Zomato In Delivery Boy Controversy

Amit Shukla refused to apologise or take accountability saying it is his right to demand under the secular constitution. Many people support Shukla online with trends including #ISupportAmitShukla.

The delivery boy who was at the receiving of bigotry said that he felt sad after the whole controversy.