Police warn Zomato user for religious fanaticism
Madhya Pradesh

Police warn Zomato user for religious fanaticism

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Madhya Pradesh Police have sent a notice to a Zomato user who cancelled his order because he was assigned a "non-Hindu" delivery executive. The issue has triggered a nationwide debate over religious intolerance, has been sent a notice by the police in Madhya Pradesh, 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," NDTV quoted Jabalpur district police superintendent Amit Singh as saying.

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."

Zomato's response took the internet by storm and set off a major conversation online about bigotry and discrimination. "Food doesn't have a religion. It is a religion," the company tweeted.

After this controversy, Zomato CEO has turned into an overnight hero.