SECTION 354A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment [1]


Description

  1. A man committing any of the following acts?
    1. physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
    2. a demand or request for sexual favours; or
    3. showing pornography against the will of a woman; or
    4. making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment.
  2. Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (i) or clause (ii) or clause (iii) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  3. Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (iv) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact and advances or a demand or request for sexual favours or showing pornography! Sexual harassment of the nature of making sexually coloured remark!


Punishment : Upto 3 years or Fine or Both! Upto 1 year or Fine or Both!


Cognizance : Cognizable! Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Any Magistrate! Any Magistrate!






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