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IPC Section 509: Word, Gesture Or Act Intended To Insult The Modesty Of A Woman
Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any words, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, 1 shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and also with fine.
After Section 509 of the Penal Code, the following shall be inserted, namely
- Subs. by Act 13 of 2013, s. 10, for “shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both” (w.e.f. 3-2-2013).
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman, etc.|
|Punishment||Simple imprisonment for 3 years + Fine|
|Offence Compoundable||The woman insulted or whose privacy was intruded upon, with the permission of the Court|