Introduction:

Here we are going to explain what is punishable offence in this section and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 354A (IPC).

Description:

1. A man committing any of the following acts—  

                1.    physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual                  overtures; or

                2.    a demand or request for sexual favours; or

                 3.    showing pornography against the will of a woman; or

                  4.    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.

1 Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:

Offence 1: Sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact and advances or a demand or request for sexual favours or showing pornography

Punishment : Upto 3 years or Fine or Both

This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Any Magistrate

 

Offence 2: Sexual harassment of the nature of making sexually coloured remark

Punishment : Upto 1 year or Fine or Both

This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and Triable by Any Magistrate


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