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SECTION 296 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Disturbing religious assembly


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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Whoever voluntarily causes disturbance to any assembly lawfully engaged in the performance of religious worship, or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 296 in Simple Words

Section 296 of the Indian Penal Code states that intentionally causing disturbance to any religious worship or ceremonies being lawfully conducted can lead to imprisonment for up to one year, or a fine, or both.


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Offence : Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who causes a disturbance in a religious ceremony or assembly that is lawfully performing religious worship shall be punished by imprisonment for up to one year or monetary fines.





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