Netizens slam Meituan for implying non-halal food 'unsafe'

| Updated: Jul 20, 2017 18:20 IST

Beijing [China], July 20 (ANI): China's popular food delivery app Meituan has landed itself in a controversy after launching a halal food channel with a message that they deliver halal food separately to "make people eat more safely". According to the Global Times, screenshots posted on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo showed a halal channel on the home page of the food delivery app, and this has led to heated responses on social media. Many Weibo users condemned the move of Meituan for discriminating against those, who don't believe in Islam, since the slogan implied that the food they eat is "unsafe and unclean." The users accused the food app for giving preferential treatment to Muslims, while ignoring people who have other faiths like Buddhism. The users vowed to delete the app, with its rating dropping rampantly within a day. However, the app also had its defenders, who said that the company's decision was considerate to Muslims, and showed respect to their religion. (ANI)