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No ‘middle-finger’ emoji on WhatsApp? Here are 6 ‘sanskaari’ emojis we want in 2018 instead

Should the "middle-finger emoji" become history in two weeks, we'd like to propose some 'sanskaari' emojis that could make your WhatsApp game lit and acceptable-by-all.

whatsapp middle finger emoji, whatsapp middle finger taken to court, petition to remove whatsapp middle finger, petition to remove whatsapp middle ginger emoji, indian express, indian express news We have some sanskaari emojis up our sleeves in place of the one middle-finger emoji that might just be scraped off WhatsApp soon. (Source: File Photo)

In what could be a heartbreaking news for many, an Indian advocate has issued a legal notice to WhatsApp to remove the “middle-finger” emoji within 15 days. Gurmeet Singh said that the gesture was lewd and obscene in addition to being an offence in India. “Showing of middle finder is not only offensive but a highly belligerent, invasive, obscene, lewd gesture,” he had mentioned in the notice. While we are yet to know if WhatsApp plans to take down the emoji, in times when people are getting more and more dependent on texting (and smileys), we decided to come up with six ‘sanskaari’ emojis that could make a lot of Indians happy.

But even if the middle-finger smiley is taken down for good, here are six  ‘sanskaari’ emojis that we want to see getting added to Indians’ WhatsApp instead in 2018. We figured it was time for some new ‘expressions’ to be added to the ever-expanding list that could not only prove to be super-useful, but also happen to be Indian-sanskaar-approved (or so we think!).

These six ‘sanskaari’ emojis could make your WhatsApp game LIT:

Feet-touching emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

Dekh Behen emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

Gaumutra emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

The ‘I am a happy vegetarian’ emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

No Humour Please emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

The Bhartiya Naari emoji

(Illustration by Shyam Kumar/Indian Express)

Have some more suggestions? Tell us in the comments below.

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First published on: 28-12-2017 at 07:12:18 pm
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