ARE WOMEN AWARE OF THE INDIAN PENAL CODES
FOR THEIR INVULNERABLE ENVIRONS?
Women play an imperative role in the commonwealth and there is no doubt that they are basic valuable root for making a healthy, wealthy society, full of motions. The woman is the most beautiful creature of the GOD.
But as we know that males are superior to females, and because of it, our society is considered as MALE- DOMINATED SOCIETY. This superiority made males be a cold-hearted animal and think that woman is just to satisfy their physical desires & personal needs. Dowry, loot, harassment, rape, acid attack, etc are very common social crimes in the society. In December 2012, after Nirbhaya gang-rape case, Delhi [the capital of the India] is still considering as the rape capital of the India. Is it not an ignominious word to refer Delhi? It does not stop here, after this; many cases [related to such crimes] are being raised against women.
Keeping these in mind, Government of India passed “INDIAN PENAL CODES” [for women safety] which comes under ‘Offence affecting the human body’ [criminal laws], so here at PencilText we are going to discuss upon some IPC, so that women become aware-
IPC 326A– Intentionally throwing of an acid or acid attack to burn or disfigure.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for 10 years or may be extended for life time.
IPC 354– Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. [Whoever assault or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished].
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for 2 years with fine.
IPC 354A– Sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for 3 years or may be extended to years with fine.
IPC 354B– Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 3 years with fine.
IPC 354C– Assault or uses criminal force to woman with intent to voyeurism.
IPC 354D– Stalking comes under this IPC.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for 3 years with or without fine.
IPC 366– Kidnapping or abducting a woman or to compel her marriage or to cause her defilement etc.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for 10 years with or without fine.
IPC 376– Rape of a woman.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 10 years or may be extended for life time.
IPC 376A– Person committing an offence of rape & inflicting injury which causes death or causes a woman to be in a persistent vegetative state.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 20 years or may extend for life.
IPC 376B– Sexual intercourse by the husband upon his wife during separation.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 2 years or may extend to 7 years with fine.
IPC 376C– Sexual intercourse by a person in authority.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 5 years with fine.
IPC 376D– Under this code, Gang rape, sexually abused by any member & staff of an office.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment of minimum 20 years or extend for life time.
IPC 376E– This is for repeat offenders.
PUNISHMENT- Imprisonment for life time.
The aim of this article is to make aware to valuable women from these IPC’s so that they are able to get rid of problems which they may face daily & stay happy.
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