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Section 298 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 298. Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person

 

Whoever, with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious feelings of any person, utters any word or makes any sound in the hearing of that person or makes any gesture in the sight of that person or places any object in the sight of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both—Non-cogniza­ble—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Compounded by the person whose religious feelings are intended to be wounded.

 

State Amendment

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

In Andhra Pradesh offence under section 298 is cognizable.

 

[Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated 5th December, 1991].

 

 

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