Zomato Forcing Employees to Deliver Beef, Playing with Religious Sentiments

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KOLKATA: Employees of the web-based food delivery app are on strike refused to deliver food containing either beef or pork and said they planned to go on an indefinite strike. The employees took to the streets of the West Bengal capital shouting slogan “Zomato ki dadagiri nahi chalegi (Zomato’s bullying is unacceptable)”.

“The company is not listening to our demands and forcing us to deliver beef and pork against our will. Hindus have a problem is delivering beef while Muslims do not want to deliver pork. We are not ready to deliver such things on any condition. We are forced to deliver such things,” Mausin Akhtar, an employee, told news agency ANI.

The protesting employees have explained to the media that Hindu agents had declared themselves uncomfortable handling food with beef, while Muslim riders said they did not want to deliver food containing pork.

“They are playing with our religious sentiments. We, the Hindus, were asked to deliver beef while in coming days our Muslims brothers will be asked to deliver pork. This is not acceptable,” another employee said.

The incident comes a week after a Zomato user in Madhya Pradesh cancelled his order because the man delivering his meal was a “non-Hindu”, causing a nationwide debate on religious intolerance. However, a large number of people blaming company’s double standards have uninstalled the app causing massive loss for the food delivery app.

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