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SECTION 297 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Trespassing on burial places, etc


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 297 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 297 related FAQs
Whoever, with the intention of wounding the feelings of any person, or of insulting the religion of any person, or with the knowledge that the feelings of any person are likely to be wounded, or that the religion of any person is likely to be insulted thereby, commits any trespass in any place of worship or on any place of sepulture, or any place set apart for the performance of funeral rites or as a depository for the remains of the dead, or offers any indignity to any human corpse, or causes disturbance to any persons assembled for the performance of funeral 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 297 in Simple Words

Section 297 of the Indian Penal Code states that intentionally causing hurt or insult to anyone's religious feelings, or disturbing funeral ceremonies, in places of worship or burial sites, can lead to imprisonment for up to one year, or a fine, or both.


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Offence : Trespassing in place of worship or sepulchre, disturbing funeral with intention to wound the feeling or to insult the religion of any person, or offering indignity to a human corpse


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Trespassing at burial sites, etc. Whoever commits a trespass with the intent to hurt the feelings of another person or to insult their religion, or in the knowledge that they are likely to do so, or in the knowledge that such feelings or religion will be injured, does so with the intent to...





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 298 of the IPC?

Anyone who, with the intention to hurt the religious feelings or beliefs of another person, speaks or makes sounds in their hearing, makes gestures in front of them, or places objects in their sight, will be punished by imprisonment for either a year or a lifetime.


What is Section 295 to 298 of the IPC?

Introduction. Forced conversion was made a criminal offense by the Indian Penal Code sections 295 A and 298, which are based on the intention to harm religious sentiments. The punishment is a maximum of 3 years in prison and a fine.


What is trespassing on burial places?

As mentioned above, Section 297 of IPC deals with the crime of trespassing upon burial grounds, etc. It states that any person who offers indignity or disturbs any persons gathered for funeral ceremonies shall be punished by imprisonment of either...