07/04/2015 2:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

This Reply By Ola Cabs To A Customer Who Demanded A 'Hindu Driver' Will Make You Proud

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Another shot with my new toy. The old 50mm f1.4. Another thing I fall in love with is the band Title Fight. <i>It was quiet while we walked through Kingston. Hand in hand, the streetlights led us to where you lived. We were alone and all you could say was &quot;All good things must come to an end&quot;.</i>

When did you take a radio cab last? And when you did, did you think about your driver's religion?

While most of us would raise our eyebrows at such a question, Twitter user Seelam Veerapa Naidu found himself in the centre of a raging debate because he tweeted to Ola Cabs yesterday and demanded that they allow him to choose his drivers, because "being a Hindu, he preferred a Hindu driver".

Naidu, predictably, has been getting a lot of hate online, but Ola Cabs' reply to the tweet will make any Indian proud:

The Delhi government last month requested the Centre to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure, alleging that these companies were not complying with a ban order imposed by it.

All app-based cab services were banned in the National Capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, was accused of raping a female passenger.

Meanwhile, Uber, a competitor, responded to Ola's tweet.

Naidu went on to explain himself.

And issued an apology, well sort of, to Ola.

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