IPC Section 354: Offence Against Women (With Marathi Meaning)

Outraging Modesty of Woman (स्त्रीचा विनयभंग करण्याच्या उद्देशाने तीचेवर हमला करणे किंवा फौजदारी पात्र बलप्रयोग करणे म्हणजेच कलम 354 खाली गुन्हा करणे)

Section 354- According to section 354 of Indian penal code, 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 shall not be less than one year but which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable for fine. 

या कलमाखाली एक वर्षापेक्षा कमी नाही आणि जी पाच वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे.

Sexual Harassment of Woman (महिलेचा लैंगिक छळ करणे)

Section 354A- is cognizable, bailable and can be tried by any magistrate.
(1) A man committing any of the following acts-
(i) Physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
(ii) A demand or request for sexual favours; or
(iii) Showing pornography against the will of a woman; or
(iv) 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. 

या कलमाखाली उपकलम एक, दोन व तीन मध्ये दिलेला गुन्हा केल्यास, तीन वर्षापर्यंत सश्रम कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे. तर चार मध्ये केलेल्या गुन्ह्यासाठी एक वर्षापर्यंत असलेला कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे.

Disrobing or Compelling Woman to be Naked (महिलेला वस्त्रहीन करणे किंवा तसे करण्यास बाध्य करणे)

Section 354B – Cognizable and non-bailable- Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe- Any man who assaults or uses criminal force to any woman or abets such act with the intention of disrobing or compelling her to be naked, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.  This Section protects women against men who assaults or uses criminal force towards any woman or abet such act with an intention to disrobe or compel her to be naked.  

या कलमाखाली तीन वर्षापेक्षा कमी नाही आणि जी सात वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे.
Section 354 IPC is Divided into Five Parts as Following
354 Non-Bailable
354 A Cognizable and Bailable
354 B Non-Bailable
354 C Non-Bailable
354 D First offence Bailable, second Non-Bailable

Act of Voyeurism ( नग्न अवस्थेत असलेली किंवा लैंगिक कृतीत गुंतलेल्या, लैंगिक सुख मिळविण्यात दंग असलेल्या महिलेचे चित्रण करणे)

Section 354C - Voyeurism- Any man who watches, or captures the image of a woman engaging in a private act in circumstances where she would usually have the expectation of not being observed either by the perpetrator or by any other person at the behest of the perpetrator or disseminates such image shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than one year, but which may extend to three years, and shall be liable to fine. and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than three years, but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

या कलमाखाली एक वर्षापेक्षा कमी नाही आणि जी तीन वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे. तर असाच गुन्हा दुसर्‍यांदा आणि नंतर केल्यास तीन वर्षापेक्षा कमी नाही आणि सात वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा असेल. 

Explanations

For the purpose of this section, “private act” includes an act of watching carried out in a place which, in the circumstances, would reasonably be expected to provide privacy and where the victim’s genitals, posterior or breasts are exposed or covered only in underwear; or the victim is using a lavatory, or the victim is doing a sexual act that is not of a kind ordinarily done in public.

Where the victim consents to the capture of the images or any act, but not to their dissemination to third persons and where such image or act is disseminated, such dissemination shall be considered an offence under this section. Tried by Any Magistrate. Punishment- 1 to 3 years + Fine for first conviction Cognizable- Bailable. 3 to 7 years + Fine for second or subsequent conviction Cognizable Non-bailable

Stalking Woman Frequently (महिलेचा नेहमीच पिच्छा करणे, पाठलाग करणे, तीच्या ईच्छेविरूद्ध तीचेशी संपर्क साधणे )

Section 354D:- Stalking
(1) Any man who— follows a woman and contacts, or attempts to contact such woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest by such woman; or monitors the use by a woman of the internet, email or any other form of electronic communication, commits the offence of stalking; Provided that such conduct shall not amount to stalking if the man who pursued it proves that— it was pursued the purpose of preventing or detecting crime and the man accused of stalking had been entrusted with the responsibility of prevention and detection of crime by the State, or it was pursued under any law or to comply with any condition or requirement imposed by any person under any law; or in particular circumstances, such conduct was reasonable and justified.

(2) Whoever commits the offence of stalking shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine; and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.

या कलमाखाली तीन वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा आहे. तर असाच गुन्हा दुसर्‍यांदा आणि नंतर केल्यास पाच वर्षापर्यंत वाढू शकेल एवढा कोणताही कारावास आणि दंड किंवा दोन्हीही अशी शिक्षा असेल. 

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