Zomato, the online food delivery startup is once again making news once again because of its religious issues. However, this time, Zomato delivery guys are saying that their religious sentiments are getting hurt as they are being asked to deliver those food items which are prohibited in their religion.
The delivery guys have got together and decided to go on a strike in West Bengal’s Howrah from Monday and have refused to deliver beef or pork during the festival of Bakri Eid or Eid al-Adha which is in 12th August (Monday).
Delivery guys are demanding their pay order to be revised and secondly, their religious sentiments should not be hurt in the future. They have demanded that they want this to get passed from the management.
Zomato has finally responded to these demands with an official statement that reads, “In a country as diverse as India, it is not possible to make sure the vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics.”
They further said, delivery guys should understand the practical nature of the job when they choose to enter the workforce. A small group of partners in Howrah who have raised concerns and we are looking to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.