What is Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace? What is statements conducting to public mischief? Section 504 and 505 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace and Statements conducting to public mischief are defined under Section 504 and 505 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under this section is:

Section 504 of Indian Penal Code. "Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace"

 

Whoever intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace, or to commit any other. offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

 Section 505 of Indian Penal Code. "Statements conducting to public mischief"
[(1) Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report,-

(a) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, [sailor or airman] in the Army, 190[Navy or Air Force] [of India] to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such; or

(b) with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility; or

(c) with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community;

shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.

[(2) Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to create or promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

(1) Offence under sub-section (2) committed in place of worship, etc- Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (2) in any place of worship or in an assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.]

Exception- It does not amount to an offence, within the meaning. of this section when the person making, publishing or circulating any such statement, rumour or report, has reasonable grounds for believing that such statement, rumour or report is true and makes, publishes or circulates it 193[in good faith and] without any such intent as aforesaid.

OFFENCES OF DEFAMATION

Section 499 and 500 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Defamation? What is the punishment for the defamation?

OFFENCES OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT AND ANNOYANCE

Section 503 and 506 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Criminal Intimidation? What is the punishment for the Criminal Intimidation?

Section 504 and 505 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace? What is statements conducting to public mischief?

Section 507, 508, 509 and 510 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication? What is Act caused by inducing person to believe that he will be rendered an object of the Divine displeasure? What is Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman? What is Misconduct in public by a drunken person?

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT OFFENCES

Section 511 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment?

 

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