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IPC Section 295A: Deliberate And Malicious Acts, Intended To Outrage Religious Feelings Of Any Class By Insulting Its Religion Or Religious Beliefs
1Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of 2 citizens of India, 3 by words, either spoken or written, or or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 4 three years, or with fine, or with both.
- Ins. by Act 25 of 1927, s. 2.
- Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for “His Majestys subjects”.
- Subs. by Act 41 of 1961, s. 3, for certain words.
- Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for “two year”s.
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Maliciously insulting the religions or the religious beliefs of any class|
|Punishment||3 Years or Fine or Both|
|Triable By||Magistrate First Class|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|