While #BoycottZomato and #BoycottUberEats still continue as trending on twitter, the Madhya Pradesh police have decided to take suo motu action against Amit for posting a tweet that inflamed communal passions. Talking to the media, Amit Singh, Superintendent of Police, Jabalpur confirmed that he has decided to take legal proceedings against the user.
SP Amit Singh said that he will be initiating action against Shukla under 107 and 116 of CRPC. He said that the case will be filed in the Gorakhpur police station under preventive measures since according to him, Shukla’s tweet could inflame communal passions and hurt religious sentiments. However, twitter is continuing flooded with the screenshots by people who have deleted Zomato and Uber Eats.
The row started when a Zomato user named Amit Shukla tweeted his experience with the food delivery app. “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,” Shukla tweeted.
However, the company stood its ground and refused to change the delivery executive. “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion,” the company tweeted in response to the customer’s request for change of the rider. Meanwhile Uber Eats another food delivery app came up with their support for Zomato which initiated the hashtag #BoycottUberEats.
Surprisingly, although zomato proclaims the secularist philosophy, they offer ‘Halal certified’ restaurant lists in the app which Hindus consider contradictory. Also, their competitor Uber who came to support Zomato had been silent when ‘liberals’ had attacked the brand for one taxi sporting an ‘angry Hanuman’ sticker, the same points fingers to the double standards the companies follow.