WhatsApp is one of the most used Social Media platforms on the internet. There is the number of emojis available in the application, out of which one is a middle finger. On Tuesday, an Indian Lawyer sends a legal notice to the WhatsApp asking it to remove that particular emoji in 15 days.
Gurmeet Singh, an Indian Lawyer, who practices in City Courts in Delhi, India says that showing middle finger is not only illegal but an obscene and lewd gesture. According to the notice, he sent,
“showing of middle finder is not only offensive but a highly belligerent, invasive, obscene, lewd gesture.”
“As per the Indian Penal Code Sections 354 and 509, it is an offence to show obscene, lewd, offensive gestures to females. Use of a lewd, offensive, obscene gesture by anyone is hereby illegal also as aforesaid. As per section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994 showing of the middle finger is also an offence in Ireland
Gurmeet Singh has requested WhatsApp to remove the emoji in 15 days. He also said that if the App fails to do so, then he will file a civil or criminal case against it.