In Pakistan, the case of a worker of the Delegia Bakery chain refusing to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on the cake seems to be gaining momentum. At present, the bakery management has said to investigate the matter.
Pakistan banned from writing ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes
The management of Pakistan’s famous bakery chain has announced an inquiry into the matter after its worker accused of refusing to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on a customer’s cake and it criticized on social media. The management of the bakery chain has also clarified that it does not discriminate on the basis of religion.
The employee cited the order
Delegia Bakery management said it was investigating the allegations made in a Facebook post by a female customer, Selesia Naseem Khan. Khan had alleged that she had gone to the Defense Housing Society shop in Karachi to collect the cake, but the employee refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on it. The employee told the female customer that she not authorized to write this as she had received the order from the kitchen.
Such incident happened before
After the matter came to light, criticism of the bakery started on social media. On which the management of the bakery clarified that this is clearly an act of one person and we do not discriminate on the basis of religion and caste. We are taking action against the accused personnel. He did this in his personal capacity and it is not company policy. It is noteworthy that even in the year 2018, a bakery employee had refused to give a cake written ‘Merry Christmas’ to a woman and said that it is the company’s instruction.
Bigotry increased under Imran’s rule
Since the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan came to power, religious fanaticism has increased more in Pakistan. The news of killings in the name of blasphemy also started to be heard more in Pakistan. Actually, Imran himself has been kneeling before the fundamentalists, so no strong action can be expected from him. In October this year itself, five policemen killed in violence by supporters of the banned radical organization Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Later, the Imran government had released all of these miscreants, withdrawing the case.