SECTION 153AA IPC - Indian Penal Code - Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony



Description of IPC Section 153AA

  1. Whoever
    1. by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racials, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or
    2. commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, or
    3. organizes any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, or participates in such activity intending to use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, against any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community and such activity for any reason whatsoever causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity amongst members of such religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  2. Offence committed in place of worship, etc ? Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (1) in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Promoting enmity between classes


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : Promoting enmity between classes in place of worship, etc.


Punishment : 5 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 153AA


What offence is defined under IPC 153AA?

IPC 153AA Offence: Promoting enmity between classes.


What is the punishment for IPC 153AA Case?

The punishment for IPC 153AA is 3 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 153AA cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 153AA is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 153AA bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 153AA is a Non-Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 153AA be tried?

IPC 153AA is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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