Neighbouring India has been left divided ever since a Hindu man refused to accept his order from a Muslim food delivery guy.

“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 [sic],” Amit Shukla of Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur city tweeted Tuesday.

Zomato is an Indian restaurant search and discovery service that operates in 24 countries. It provides information and reviews of restaurants as well as images of menus where the restaurant does not have its own website and also online delivery.


Shukla, through the app’s customer support, requested another rider and when asked what was wrong, he replied, “We have Shravan [month of fasting] and I don’t need a delivery from a Muslim fellow.”

The company refused to change the rider on the basis of religion and the customer care executive’s response was widely shared over social media.

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

The company’s founder, Deepinder Goyal, also tweeted:

“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,” he wrote.

While Zomato’s stand against religious intolerance won many hearts, some stood up in Shukla’s support.