Food delivery company Zomato employees tore and burnt the company's t-shirts in protest against the violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley where 20 Indian soldiers were killed. During the demonstration in Behala, Kolkata some of the people involved in it claimed that they had given up their jobs at Zomato because of China's investment in it. They also appealed to the people not to order food through Zomato.
Significantly, Ant Financial, which is associated with Chinese company Alibaba, bought $14 million in Zomato in 2018 and bought 14.7 percent of its shares. Zomato recently raised $150 million from Ant Financial. One of the exhibitors said, "Chinese companies are making profits from here and are attacking our soldiers. They want to grab our land. Can not let this happen".
Significantly, in May, Zomato fired 13 percent of its employees, 520 people from their jobs citing the Covid-19 epidemic. There is no immediate response from Zomato in this regard, nor has any information been received about whether the employees have been fired.
There are more than 100 delivery boys in the Behala area of Kolkata who have decided to resign from Zomato.
Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed in a fierce clash with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15.
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