SECTION 296 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Disturbing religious assembly

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 296

According to section 296 of Indian penal code, 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.

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

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What offence is defined under IPC 296?

IPC 296 Offence: Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship.

What is the punishment for IPC 296 Case?

The punishment for IPC 296 is 1 Year or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 296 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 296 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 296 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 296 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 296 be tried?

IPC 296 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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