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Lawyer warns WhatsApp of prosecution if 'offensive' middle-finger emoticon not removed

An advocate Gurmeet Singh has sent a legal notice to instant message application WhatsApp asking it to remove the 'middle finger' emoticon from its list of emoticons in 15 days while WhatsApp has responded that it wouldn't alter its emoticon list, reported Live Law.

Singh argues that by making the 'middle finger' emoticon available WhatsApp is abetting the use of "obscene, lewd, offensive gesture" towards women - an offence which is punishable under the Indian Penal Code.

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