Since September 28, when a mob near New Delhi lynched a man accused of possessing beef, Indian media and citizens have been debating citizens' rights to eat meats considered sacred.
Ashley Np, a Muslim professor at St. Stephen's College in Delhi University, wanted to take a stand against the multiple such incidents of religious intolerance being seen recently.
On October 5, he wrote a Facebook post in which he offered to treat five people to any pork dish of their choice, in an effort to demonstrate how everyone should be tolerant of others' religious beliefs and choices.
The post received overwhelmingly positive responses, with over 1200 likes and 200 shares.
"I guess the reason it has caught on is that it rejects a frame that makes a certain food item shortform for a religious narrative," he added.
Almost 50 people have already responded to the offer, with 15 from New Delhi. Ashley is busy figuring out the logistics now.