IPC Section 294: Obscene Acts And Songs

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IPC Section 294: Obscene Acts And Songs

1Whoever, to the annoyance of others,

(a) does any obscene act in any public place, or

(b) sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place,

shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.


  1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1895, s. 3, for section 294.

-Text In Indian Penal Code

OffenceObscene Songs
Punishment3 Months or Fine or Both
Triable By
Any Magistrate
Offence CompoundableOffence is NOT Compoundable

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