The new WhatsApp policy is a violation of several provisions existing Indian laws and rules.
Discriminatory treatment towards Indian users by WhatsApp has not been taken lightly by the Indian Ministry.
The ministry has given a week to WhatsApp to respond to the notice. If no satisfactory response is received in this direction, necessary steps will be taken in accordance with law.
It has stated that: "As you are doubtlessly aware, many Indian citizens depend on WhatsApp to communicate in everyday life. It is not just problematic, but also irresponsible, for WhatsApp to leverage this position to impose unfair terms and conditions on Indian users, particularly those that discriminate against Indian users vis-α-vis users in Europe."
(with inputs from source:indiatvnews)