I ordered dinner that night which was delivered by this delivery guy. Right after that, he started messaging and harassing me on WhatsApp. I was so spooked! This has happened to me multiple times. Do you know how scary it is for me to order food home as a woman alone at home?
I'm lucky though, I guess. There have been other serious cases in the news where girls have been raped and even stabbed by delivery boys.
Sign my petition asking Zomato, the biggest food delivery aggregator in India, to ensure background checks and training to its delivery team to provide a safe food delivery option for women.
How can ordering food become such a scary and dangerous experience? Search Google for Avantika's home delivery case. See how badly the hotel management responded. Eventually, the Zomato team apologised and got the delivery boy fired.
But I'm not going to be scared anymore. My petition asking YouTube to take down obscene videos featuring Indian children just won. I feel more confident now. I think things can be changed. I hope Zomato too will respond like YouTube did. If they take steps to provide a safe delivery experience, their female customers can rest easy.
If Zomato commits to be responsible about their delivery experience, others like FoodPanda and TastyKhana will follow suit. And if enough of us get together and sign this petition, Zomato will HAVE to respond. I have seen this work before. We can do it again!
Bit by bit, we can make India safe for our women. Let's start here and now. Sign and share my petition.