Section 354, Indian Penal Code

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    - Physical contact or force with sexual intent, for example, squeezing your body parts like breasts or buttocks, or touching you anywhere on your body.

    - Threatening gestures which put you in fear of your safety

    For examples of molestation sexual harassment, see "What You Should Know About Sexual Harassment".


Molestation is punishable with a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and fine.

Nature of offence:

Cognizable Bailable


Please see "What You Should Know About Sexual Harassment" and Police Complaint.

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