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Q. Abusive & Foul language in WhatsApp

One known person is posting abusive, foul & uncomfortable status on WhatsApp targetting a person's character & life. Though it doesn't have a specific name on it but victim knows that he/she is being targeted and even spoke to the person who posted the status. Have the screenshots of the posts as well. Can this be taken further for legal action?
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A. dear client it depends on you. block the number or approach to police.

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Deepak Bade

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A. Dear sir, you can change your mobile . For details, contact some advocate through vidhikarya.com

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Rajender Prasad

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A. You can try to approach the cops for the same.

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ARPIT BATRA

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Responded 8 months ago

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A. Dear client it is not wise to use law for petty things . Block that number.

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Vishwabandhu

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Replied 8 months ago

Hello Sir,
I agree with your point, but even after warning that person, situation remains same. We can block the number but person is still sharing bad 'status' to outer world which is harming the reputation of other person's character.

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A. Dear Client,
You will be governed by The Information Technology Act, 2000 was amended in 2008. The amended Act which received the assent of the President on February 5, 2009, contains section 66A.
It is a punishable offence.
Cyber crimes can involve criminal activities that are traditional in nature, such as theft, fraud, forgery, defamation and mischief, all of which are subject to the Indian Penal Code. The abuse of computers has also given birth to a gamut of new age crimes that are addressed by the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Any person who sends by any means of a computer resource any information that is grossly offensive or has a menacing character; or any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult shall be punishable with imprisonment.
Shanti Ranjan Behera
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Shanti Ranjan Behera

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A. Dear Sir
Complain in person to Collector and Superintendent of Police

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