What are the offences relating to religion and punishment for the crime? Classification of offences under Section 295, 295A, 296, 297 and 298 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Offences relating to religion and punishment for the crime are defined under Section 295, 295A, 296, 297 and 298 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to these sections are:

 

 

 CHAPTER XV - OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

 

IPC Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

295 IPC

 

Destroying, damaging or defiling a place of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

295A IPC

 

Maliciously insulting the religion or the religious beliefs of any class

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

296 IPC

 

Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship

 

Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

297 IPC

 

Trespassing in place of worship or sepulcher, disturbing funeral with intention to wound the feelings or to insult the religion of any person, or offering indignity to a human corpse

 

Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

298 IPC

 

Uttering any word or making any sound in the hearing or making any gesture, or placing any object in the sight of any person, with intention to wound his religious feeling

 

Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

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