MP Police issues notice to Zomato user who cancelled order over ‘non-Hindu rider’


Bhopal: Two days after a man who cancelled his order and refused to take food by a “non-Hindu” delivery executive by food ordering service Zomato, Madhya Pradesh Police on Thursday sent him a notice warning him of jail if he tweets anything divisive in the next six months.

“If in the next six months, he again makes any such tweets or commits any such act which is against basic tenets of the constitution or worthy of disturbing public peace or communal amity, then he will automatically be sent to jail,” Jabalpur district police superintendent Amit Singh said.

Singh also said the police have put him under surveillance adding the man had violated constitutional provisions where there is no place for any kind of untouchability and acts disturbing religious harmony.

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On Tuesday night, the man from Madhya Pradesh had tweeted about cancelling his order placed on Zomato as the designated rider was a “non-Hindu”.

“Just cancelled an order on Zomato,” Amit Shukla tweeted. “They allocated a non-Hindu rider for my food. They said they can’t change rider and can’t refund on cancellation.”

While in response, Zomato tweeted, “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.”

Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal also backed up the stand, saying, “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.”

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