Section 297 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 297 Indian Penal Code

Section 297 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Trespassing on burial places, etc. It is under CHAPTER XV (OF OFFENCESRELATING TO RELIGION) of the Code.

Trespassing on burial places, etc

Whoever, with the intention of wounding the feelings of any person, or of insulting the religion of any person or with the knowledge that the feelings of any person are likely to be wounded, or that the religion of any person is likely to be insulted thereby,

commits any trespass in any place of worship or on any place of sepulture, or any place set apart for the performance of funeral rites or as a depository for the remains of the dead, or offers any indignity to any human corpse, or causes disturbance to any persons assembled for the performance of funeral ceremonies,

shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

See also  Section 509 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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