IPC Section 509A, 509B, 509, Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman

What Is IPC Section 509

According to the section 509-“Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any words, 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”.

509A Sexual Harassment By Relative

According to the section 509A-“Whoever, being related to a woman through blood, adoption or marriage, and not being her husband, takes the advantage of his proximity and induces, seduces or threatens such woman with intent to insult her modesty by word, gesture or act”.

Also read :- Section 65, Tampering with computer source Documents

Also read :-  Section 66, Hacking with computer systems , Data Alteration

Also read :- What Is Section 67, Publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form

509B Sexual Harassment By Electronic Mode

According to the section 509B-“Whoever, by means of a telecommunication device or by any other electronic mode including internet, makes creates, solicits or initiates the transmission of any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or other communication, which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent with intent to harass or cause or having knowledge that it would harass or cause annoyance or mental agony to a woman”.

Punishment For IPC Sections 509, 509A, 509B

Punishment For IPC Sections 509, 509A, 509B

IPC Section 509:-      Simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and also with fine

IPC Section 509A:-    Rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to five years and shall also liable to fine.

IPC Section 509B:-     Rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.

Also read :- Section 69 IT act, Powers to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption.

Also read :- Section 70 of it act, Un-authorized access to protected system.

Also read :- Section 71, Penalty for misrepresentation And Section 72, Breach of confidentiality and privacy

Also read :- Section 73, Publishing False digital signature certificates

Cases Of IPC Section 509

Om Prakash Kanodia vs State on 10 March, 2014
State vs . Haji Mul @ Danish on 29 July, 2013
State vs . (1) Rajuddin on 15 July, 2010
State vs . 1) Kamlesh Devi on 22 August, 2014
State vs . Praveen Etc. on 17 March, 2016
State vs Ghasita Khan, S/O. Iddu Khan, R/O on 1 November, 2013
State vs . Radhey Shyam on 27 September, 2012
State vs . Nilanjal Gupta on 19 May, 2012
State vs . Raju on 20 January, 2016
State vs . Sanjeet Suman on 5 November, 2014

Also read :- Section 74, Section 75 and Section 79, Publication for fraudulent purpose

Also read :- Section 77, Compensation, penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishment

Also read :- Section 84, 84A, Modes or methods for encryption, 84B, 84C

Also read :- section 2(85) of companies act 2013 : Offence by Companies.

Also read :- IPC Section 503, Sending threatening messages by e-mail


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