A screenshot of an instruction from a Swiggy customer in Hyderabad saying “Don’t want a Muslim delivery person” had triggered outrage over the bigoted demand.
EPRESENTATIVE IMAGE OF A PERSON USING SWIGGY APP ON A PHONE: PICXY.COM/MUNNA
Food delivery platform Swiggy has responded to the controversy over a customer’s alleged demand to not be assigned a Muslim delivery worker. Calling itself ‘an equal opportunity platform’, Swiggy’s support handle on Twitter said such requests are not considered as the assignment of delivery workers is fully automated. The response came after Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra tweeted about the discriminatory demand and asked Swiggy to blacklist the customer, make their name public and file a police complaint over the incident. Swiggy also said that the company has been trying to validate the authenticity and recency of the screenshot to get more information since the incident was first reported.
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