Zomato Controversy: Mumbai Dabbawala Association hops in support of the food aggregators

The Mumbai Dabbawala Association said that the consumer cancelling the order due to a Non-Hindu rider is unacceptable and they condemn such behaviour

  • Zomato Controversy: Mumbai Dabbawala Association hops in support of the food aggregators
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On July 31, food aggregator giant Zomato was compelled to tweet by a certain Twitter user Amit Shukla, who had announced that he did not want a ‘non-Hindu’ deliveryman since it was the month of Shravan and it went against his faith.

However, the company refused to take the 'non-Hindu' comment lightly and denied a refund. The company replied to Shukla's tweet and said “food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.” 

Accordingly, now the Mumbai Dabbawala Association has come out in support of the Gurugram-based food delivery application along with the delivery personnel. The association said that the consumer cancelling the order due to a Non-Hindu rider is unacceptable and they condemn such behaviour.

The dabbawalas play an integral role in feeding many office-goers as they deliver tiffins (dabbas) to them. The 5000-member strong Dabbawala Association's spokesperson Subhash Talekar said that the Zomato delivery personnel was working to earn a livelihood and therefore, the comments by the Twitter user are unacceptable.

Responding to the 'non-Hindu' tweet, he said,

What if the consumer was really hungry and starving for food? Would he not have accepted food if the person delivering it to him would be a non-Hindu?"

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