SECTION 153B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration



Description of IPC Section 153B

  1. Whoever, by words either spoken or written or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise:
    1. makes or publishes any imputation that any class of persons cannot, by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community, bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established or uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, or
    2. asserts, counsels, advises, propagates or publishes that any class of persons by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community be denied, or deprived of their rights as citizens of India, or
    3. makes or publishes and assertion, counsel, plea or appeal concerning the obligation of any class of persons, by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community, and such assertion, counsel, plea or appeal causes or is likely to cause disharmony or feelings of enmity or hatred or ill-will between such members and other persons, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  2. 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 : Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If committed in a place of public worship etc.


Punishment : 5 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 153B


What offence is defined under IPC 153B?

IPC 153B Offence: Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration.


What is the punishment for IPC 153B Case?

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


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

IPC 153B is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 153B bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 153B is a Non-Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 153B be tried?

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



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