The Offence of Outraging the Modesty of a Woman

  • Arsheya Chaudhry
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  • Arsheya Chaudhry

    Student in India

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Sexual offences against women have increased at a rapid rate in recent years. One such offence against women that has caused immense trauma and distress is the offence of Outraging the Modesty of a woman. This offence has been defined under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, 1960. In this article, the author has discussed the essential ingredients of this crime and also the legal provisions present in our justice system concerning this crime. Recent scenario regarding this crime has also been mentioned. The author has also sought to clarify the very thin distinction between the offence of outraging the modesty of a woman and the attempt to rape.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 2512 - 2517


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