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SECTION 153 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wanton-ly giving provocation with intent to cause riot


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 153 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 153 related FAQs
Whoever malignantly, or wantonly by doing anything which is illegal, gives provocation to any person intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause the offence of rioting to be committed, shall, if the offence of rioting be committed in consequence of such provocation, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both, and if the offence of rioting be not committed, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 153 in Simple Words

If someone intentionally provokes another person in a way that may lead to a riot, they can be punished with up to one year in jail, a fine, or both if a riot occurs, and up to six months in jail, a fine, or both if a riot doesn't happen.


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Offence : Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, If rioting be committed


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If not committed


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



If rioting is committed as a result of this provocation, the person who has done it maliciously or willfully, and in a way that is illegal, provokes another, intending or knowing that the provocation may cause rioting, shall be punished.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the case law of Section 153 A of the IPC?

The Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 153A, penalises acts that promote enmity among groups based on religion, race or place of origin, language etc. and act against maintaining harmony. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) punishes this with a maximum three-year prison sentence, a fine, or both. 25 Feb 2023


What is Section 153A of the CRPC?

The Section 153A is intended to punish those who engage in malicious vilification of religion, race or language, or attack the place of birth or residence of a particular group, or class, or the founders or prophets of that religion.


Is Section 153A IPC bailable or not?

This section is not bailable, Recognizable or Compoundable.


What is Section 153 B IPC?

Section 153B punishes anyone who makes or publishes statements that promote hatred or disharmony between religious, racial or language groups. The punishment is imprisonment of up to three years, or a fine.