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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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Like +0 Object -0 missgarima 28 Dec 17, 01:50
Gurmeet Singh who is an advocate is already very famous.. i have googled him. he also curbed the menace of Blue Whale Game. while everyone was sleeping or was buzy in their daily works while many children started committing suicide , it was gurmeet singh advocate who filed a petition in the Honble High Court of delhi and after which google and yahoo and facebook and Commissioner of delhi police were called by the court and were directed to remove the game immediately. so lets stop criticizing him . whether right or wrong that the court will decide if the whatsapp doesnot remove the offensive middle finger emoji.. i personally find the middle finger emoji offensive.. it should be removed.. i wish Gurmeet Singh Sir all the best in his life and career. may god bless Him
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Like +0 Object -0 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Sing 28 Dec 17, 10:22
Humko bahot offend hua. Middle finger only hamari gufa mai
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