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SECTION 121 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 121 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 121 related FAQs
Whoever wages war against the Government of India, or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war, shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 121 in Simple Words

If someone engages in war against the Government of India, attempts to do so, or supports such actions, they can be punished with death or life imprisonment, and may also be fined.


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Offence : Waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war, against the Government of India


Punishment : Death or Imprisonment for Imprisonment for Life + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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What is Section 121 of IPC?

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What is Section 121A?

The section 121A penalizes two types of conspiracy. First, a conspiracy is formed to wage war on the Government of India. Second, a conspiracy is formed to intimidate the Central Government and any State Government by force.


What is Article 121 and 302?

Sections 120B, 121, 132 and 194 are all criminal conspiracy laws. Murder has been declared to be unconstitutional by the State of Punjab in Mittu Singh's case.