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SECTION 293 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 293 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 293 related FAQs
Whoever sells, lets to hire, distributes, exhibits or circulates to any person under the age of twenty years any such obscene object as is referred to in the last preceding section, or offers or attempts so to do, shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees.



IPC 293 in Simple Words

Section 293 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who sells, distributes, exhibits, or circulates obscene objects to anyone under twenty years of age can be punished with imprisonment up to three years and a fine, and in case of repeat convictions, imprisonment up to seven years and a higher fine.


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Offence : Sale etc., of obscene objects to young persons


Punishment : First conviction 3 Years + Fine, then 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



The section 293 penalizes the sale, etc. of obscene items to persons younger than 20 years. It was a source of annoyance for others. After being married in the Hindu manner at Pushkar, Rajasthan an Israeli couple was arrested under section 294 of IPC because they kissed in public.





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