#ZomatoUninstalled trends on Twitter as delivery boys go on strike in Kolkata
Kolkata : Soon after some Zomato riders protested in Kolkata against forced delivery of beef and pork, #ZomatoUninstalled started trending on the social media. Employees of the web- and app-based food delivery service went on to the streets of the West Bengal capital shouting "Zomato ki dadagiri nahi chalegi (Zomato's bullying is unacceptable)".
The protesting employees said that Hindu delivery boys were not comfortable in delivering food containing beef while Muslim employees said they do not want to deliver food that has pork in it.
"The company is not listening to our demands and forcing us to deliver beef and pork against our will. Hindus have a problem is delivering beef while Muslims do not want to deliver pork. We are not ready to deliver such things on any condition. We are forced to deliver such things," Mausin Akhtar, an employee, told news agency ANI.
"They are playing with our religious sentiments. We, the Hindus, were asked to deliver beef while in coming days our Muslims brothers will be asked to deliver pork. This is not acceptable," another claimed.
West Bengal: Zomato food delivery executives in Howrah are on an indefinite strike protesting against delivering beef and pork, say, "The company is not listening to our demands & forcing us to deliver beef & pork against our will. We have been on strike for a week now." pic.twitter.com/tPVLIQc2SZ— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Zomato issued a clarification after employees threatened strike. "In a country as diverse as India, it is impossible to ensure that vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences are factored into delivery logistics. Delivery partners are unequivocally made to understand the practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce. All our partners understand this fully. There is a small group of partners in Howrah who've raised concerns & we're looking to resolve the issue," the food delivery platform was quoted as saying by ANI.