Section 127 Disturbances at election meetings - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is punishment for Disturbances at election meetings? Section 127 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 127 : Disturbances at election meetings

(1) Any person who at a public meeting to which this section applies acts, or incites others to act, in a disorderly manner for the purpose of preventing the transaction of the business for which the meeting was called together, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with both.

(1A) An offence punishable under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable.


(2) This section applies to any public meeting of a political character held in any constituency between the date of the issue of a notification under this Act calling upon the constituency to elect a member or members and the date on which such election is held.

(3) If any police officer reasonably suspects any person of committing an offence under sub-section (1), he may, if requested so to do by the chairman of the meeting, require that person to declare to him immediately his name and address and, if that person refuses or fails so to declare his name and address, or if the police officer reasonably suspects him of giving a false name or address, the police officer may arrest him without warrant.




The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 121 Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such deposits

Section 122 Execution of orders as to costs


CHAPTER I - Corrupt Practice

Section 123 Corrupt practices

Section 125 Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election

Section 125A Penalty for filing false affidavit, etc

Section 126 Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll

Section 127 Disturbances at election meetings

Section 127A Restrictions on the printing of pamphlets, posters, etc

Section 128 Maintenance of Secrecy of voting

Section 129 Officers, etc., at elections not to act for candidates or to influence voting

Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station

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