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Eve Teasing.


Definition.

The expression 'Eve teasing' has not been defined in the Code ( i.e. I.P.C. or Cr.P.C.). However offences U/S 294 and 354 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 are identical to eve teasing.

Punishment:-

1. Obscene acts and songs.

(Section 294, The Indian Penal Code,1860.)

Whoever, to the annoyance of others,

(a) does any obscene act in any public place, or

(b) 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.

2. Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.

(Section 354, The Indian Penal Code,1860.)

Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

3. Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.

(Section 509, The Indian Penal Code, 1860.)

Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES :

In order to sensitize the police officers at the ground level to prevent offences against women, CID, Crime Branch compiled a Compendium on Crime against Women. The Compendium contains the following: