SECTION 294 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Obscene acts and songs

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 294 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 294 related FAQs

Whoever, to the annoyance of others:

  1. does any obscene act in any public place, or

  2. sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 294 in Simple Words

Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who does any obscene act or sings/recites obscene content in a public place, causing annoyance to others, can be punished with imprisonment up to three months, or a fine, or both.

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Offence : Obscene Songs

Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IPC section 293?

The section 293 penalizes the sale, etc. of obscene items to persons under 20 years of age. The offence can be convicted, is bailable, not compoundable and can be tried by anyone. Magistrate.

What is the IPC section for insulting a woman?

IPC Section 509 - A word, gesture, or act that insults the modesty of women