Offences under Section 153A of the IPC

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) of India, in a judgment, clarified that to constitute an offence under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the essential requirement is to incite enmity and disharmony among different groups or communities.

What is the Purpose of Section 153A?

  • The purpose of the Section 153 A is to punish persons who indulge in wanton vilification or attacks upon the religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. of any particular group or class or upon the founders and prophets of a religion.
  • The jurisdiction of this Section is widened so as to make ....
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