Women Issues (Eve Teasing)

   

Ques:

I am subjected to eve teasing daily as I go to the college. Can Police help me ?

   

Ans:

Certainly. You just have to inform the Police. The Indian Penal Code has a very specific provision to handle eve teasing under section 294 and 509. Under 294, whoever to the annoyance of others, does any obscene act in any public place or sings, recites or utters any obscene songs, ballad or words in or near any public place, is committing a cognizable offence which may result in imprisonment upto 3 months, or fine, or both. Under 509, whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such object or gesture shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, is committing a cognizable offence which may result in imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both.

   

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