Ban on WhatsApp in India: This is what Kerala High Court has to say

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a lawsuit in the public interest (PILL) who called on the central government to ban WhatsApp in India. The petition was filed by software engineer Omanakuttan KG. The bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly rejected the subpoena petition on all prayers.
What the court says
It is premature for the court to ban the messaging service. It should be the job of law enforcement and courts to decide whether WhatsApp messages are manipulated by users so as not to be used as evidence. “We are not inclined to receive any of the requested prayers, we reject the petition,” the court said, rejecting the plea.
Why the petitioner wants WhatsApp to be banned in India?
The petition filed by Omanakuttan alleges a high degree of manipulation on the part of the user and for failing to trace the origin of messages distributed using its service.
The petition further asked why WhatsApp could not comply with Indian laws if it did comply with the European Union‘s GDPR policy. It has also asked the court to instruct investigative bodies and courts not to rely on WhatsApp content for their investigation or trials.
High Court of Delhi refused to notify CCI of WhatsApp
As a setback to WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court recently refused to delay the June 4, 2021 notification to WhatsApp by the Director General of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). The CCI has requested certain information about WhatsApp’s new privacy policy. WhatsApp urged the Court to instruct the authorities concerned not to take coercive measures until the next hearing date.

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