After the hype created by Amit Shukla, on social media about cancelling a food delivery order because the delivery guy was a non-Hindu.
Jabalpur police booked him under IPC sections 107 and 116 for hurting religious sentiments. Calling out the bigotry, Zomato wrote, ‘Food has no religion. Food is religion.’
Superintendent of Police Jabalpur, Amit Singh said that there was no complaint against Shukla and that they took suo moto action as a preventive measure to preempt breach of peace.
Singh told The Times of India “Notice is being sent to confirm if he had floated contents intended at sparking communal hatred. If he had done so, we will ask him to give a reason. Once our investigations are complete we would initiate necessary action,” .
Deepinder Goyal, the founder of the food delivery platform added, ‘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.’
UberEats came out in support of Zomato, backing their decision to not discriminate on the basis of religion. And guess what has since been trending on Twitter? #boycottzomato, #boycottubereats #uninstallzomato, #istandwithamit.
some people on social media applauded Uber Eats and extended their support towards them.
UberEats shared Zomato’s response and tweeted with adding a caption ‘We are with you’ in support of Zomato. Came out with hashtags such as #BoycottZomato and #UninstallUberEats were trending on social media on Thursday. But what came out of box is that people are deleting Uber taxi app to show their anger against UberEats.
A Twitter user posted took to Twitter and posted a screenshot which made it clear that from now on he would not be using the Uber app again. However, it was not the UberEats app that he was uninstalling but his Uber app. But, he was not the only one who did that.
This controversy shows that India still has a ton of people who have zero tolerance level and also some are indulged in rat race whether right or wrong.