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How Zomato won the Internet by slamming religious discrimination

Food delivery service Zomato is winning over Twitter. Thanks to their epic reply to a customer who shared a bizarre reason for cancelling his order. In a post shared last evening, Twitter user Amit Shukla tagged Zomato in a tweet saying he had cancelled his order as “they allocated a non Hindu rider” for his delivery. “They said they can’t change rider and can’t refund on cancellation, I said you can’t force me to take a delivery I don’t want…” he wrote in his tweet. 
 
Following this, Zomato replied to the tweet that is since winning them applause. “Food doesn't have a religion. It is a religion,” the company tweeted in response to the customer’s request for change of the rider.
 
Meanwhile, Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal echoed his company's stand with a firm message. "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 tweeted.
 
Zomato's response won it many admirers. However, the food delivery app also got its share of brickbats when several Twitter users pointed out how Zomato informs people about “Halal meat” which means “Zomato has a religion.” 
 
The founder responded stating that “it is the restaurants which would like us to mention about the availability of Halal meat while Zomato doesn’t get to make that choice. It is purely for users to choose whether or not to have Halal meat.”

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