Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
5Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Anti-rape ordinance

Anti-rape ordinance

Ratings: (0)|Views: 10,238 |Likes:
Published by ndtvonline
Anti-rape ordinance
Anti-rape ordinance

More info:

Published by: ndtvonline on Feb 04, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

06/29/2014

pdf

text

original

 
Press Information BureauGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Home Affairs
04-February-2013 13:21 IST
Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013
Following is the text of 
Criminal Law (Amendment)Ordinance, 2013
promulgated by the President on February 3, 2013.
 
THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE,2013
 Promulgated by the President in the Sixty-fourth Year of theRepublic of India.An Ordinance further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Codeof Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.W
HEREAS
a Bill further to amend the Indian Penal Code, theCode of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act,1872 was introduced in the House of the People and referred to theDepartment related Parliamentary Standing Committee on HomeAffairs for examination and report which is pending;A
ND WHEREAS
Parliament is not in session and the President issatisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for himto take immediate action to give effect to the provisions of the saidBill with certain modifications;N
OW
,
THEREFORE
, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause(1) of article 123 of the Constitution, the President is pleased topromulgate the following Ordinance:
 –– 
 CHAPTER IPRELIMINARY
1
. (
1
) This Ordinance may be called the Criminal Law(Amendment) Ordinance, 2013.
Short title andcommencement.
 (
2
) It shall come into force at once.CHAPTER IIAMENDMENTS TO THE INDIAN PENAL CODE
Amendment of section 100.
 
2.
In the Indian Penal Code (hereafter in this Chapter referred toas the Penal Code), in section 100, in the clause
Secondly
, after the
words “grievous hurt”, the words “including the offence of grievoushurt punishable under section 326A” shall be inserted.
 
45 of 1860.
 
Insertion of newsection 166A.
 
3. A
fter section 166 of the Penal Code, the following sectionshall be inserted, namely:
 –– 
 
Public servantdisobeying
“166A. Whoever, being a public servant,–– 
 
 
direction under law.
 (
a
) knowingly disobeys any direction of the law whichprohibits him from requiring the attendance at any place of any person for the purpose of investigation into an offenceor any other matter, or(
b
) knowingly disobeys, to the prejudice of any person,any other direction of the law regulating the manner inwhich he shall conduct such investigation, or(
c
) fails to record any information given to him undersub-section (
1
) of section 154 of the Code of CriminalProcedure, 1973 and in particular in relation tocognizable offence punishable under section 354,section 354A, section 354B, section 354C, sub-section (
2
)of section 354D, section 376, section 376A, section 376B,section 376C, section 376D or section 376E,shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may
extend to one year or with fine or with both.”.
 
2 of 1974.
 
Insertion of newsections 326A and326B.
 
4.
After section 326 of the Penal Code, the following sectionsshall be inserted, namely:
 –– 
 
Voluntarily causinggrievous hurtby use of acid, etc.
 
‘326A. Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or 
deformity to, or burns or maims or disfigures or disables, anypart or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt bythrowing acid on or by administering acid to that person, or byusing any other means with the intention of causing or with theknowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall bepunished with imprisonment of either description for a termwhich shall not be less than ten years but which may extend toimprisonment for life and with fine which may extend to tenlakh rupees:Provided that any fine imposed under this section shall begiven to the person on whom acid was thrown or to whom acidwas administered.326B. Whoever throws or attempts to throw acid on anyperson or attempts to administer acid to any person, or attemptsto use any other means, with the intention of causing permanentor partial damage or deformity or burns or maiming ordisfigurement or disability or grievous hurt to that person, shallbe punished with imprisonment of either description for a termwhich shall not be less than five years but which may extend toseven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
 Explanation
1.
 –– 
For the purposes of section 326Aand this section,
acid
includes any substance which hasacidic or corrosive character or burning nature, that is capableof causing bodily injury leading to scars or disfigurement ortemporary or permanent disability.
 Explanation
2.
 –– 
 
“Per 
manent or partial damag
e”
includesdeformity, or maiming, or burning, or disfiguring, or disablingany part or parts of the body of a person.
Voluntarilythrowing orattempting tothrow acid.
 
 
 Explanation
3.
 –– 
For the purposes of section 326Aand this section, permanent or partial damage ordeformity shall not be required to be irreversibl
e.’.
 
5.
In section 354 of the Penal Code, for the words “shall
bepunished with imprisonment of either description for a term which
may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both”, the words“shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term
of one year which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to
fine” shall be substituted.
 
Amendment of section 354.
 
6
. After section 354 of the Penal Code, the following sectionsshall be inserted, namely:
 –– 
 
Insertion of newsections 354A,354B, 354C and354D.
 
‘354A. (
1
) The following acts or behaviour shall constitutethe offence of sexual harassment
 –– 
 
(i)
 
physical contact and advances involvingunwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
(ii)
 
a demand or request for sexual favours; or
(iii)
 
making sexually coloured remarks; or
(iv)
 
forcibly showing pornography; or
(v)
 
any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbalconduct of sexual nature.(
2
) Any person who commits the offence specified inclause (
i
) or clause (
ii
) of sub-section (
1
) shall be punishedwith rigorous imprisonment which may extend to five years, orwith fine, or with both.(
3
) Any person who commits the offence specified inclause (
iii
) or clause (
iv
) or clause (
v
) of sub-section (
1
) shallbe punishable with imprisonment of either description thatmay extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
Sexualharassment andpunishment forsexualharassment.
 
Assault or use of criminal force towoman with intentto disrobe.
354B. Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to anywoman or abets such act with the intention of disrobing orcompelling her to be naked in any public place, shall bepunished with imprisonment of either description for a termwhich shall not be less than three years but which may extend toseven years and with fine.
Voyeurism.
 354C. Whoever watches, or captures the image of, a womanengaging in a private act in circumstances where she wouldusually have the expectation of not being observed either bythe perpetrator or by any other person at the behest of theperpetrator shall be punished onfirst conviction with imprisonment of eitherdescription for a term which shall not be less than one year, butwhich may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine,and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, withimprisonment of either description for a term which shall notbe less than three years, but which may extend to seven

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->