Published On: Sat, Jul 11th, 2015

Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know

I don’t feel women of any class feel safe and secure in Indian society. Women security is now a big question in India. It’s not a matter of rich poor or urban rural. There are many things that happen to girls on a daily basis that we do not even notice anymore because we are so used to it by now. Here are some of the Laws Against Sexual Harassment that every female living in India should be aware of. After reading these laws, I felt more empowered because now I know that no one can just take me for granted and sing a lewd song.

Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know

  1. According to IPC Section 294 singing lewd songs directed at women in public spaces is considered as sexual harassment. The offenders could be jailed up to 3 month, or be fined or both.
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  2. Under IPC Section 354(A) demanding sexual favors despite indication of disinterest is a crime. Person can either face jail for 1-3 years or fine or both.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  3. As per IPC Section 354 (D) if a man caught following someone with or without their knowledge is stalking, man can face jail term ranging 3-5 years coupled with fine.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  4. According to IPC Section 503, if a woman’s clears refusal to someone’s sexual advances is met by threats to harm her physically or her reputation and property,  a man can either face jail time of 2 years or fine both.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  5. According IPC Section 354(C) man can either face jail time of 1-3 years or fine both if he caught watching, capturing or sharing images of a woman engaging in a private act without her consent. If a man convicted the second time, then he faces jail terms ranging from 3-7 years along with fine.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  6. If you are facing an act of sexual harassment, you have right to file a FIR(First Information Report).
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  7. As per Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, if a senior colleague demanding favors in exchange for work benefits-promotion or salary hike is an act of sexual harassment.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  8. According to IPC Section 499 sharing the morphing pictures of a woman with intent to harass and defame her is crime. Man can faces jail terms ranging from 2 years along with fine.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  9. As per Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act,2013, ant workplace with more than 10 employees should have an internal complaints committee.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  10. As per IPC Section 354(A) making unwanted physical contact against a woman’s will be a crime. A man can face jail term which may extend to three years.
    Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know
  11. As per Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Act, 2013, if a women makes a complaint about an act sexual harassment, the inquiry has to be completed within 90 days.Laws Against Sexual Harassment That Every Indian Woman Should Know

I have my rights, I have the laws that will protect me, and I am not afraid in using them. These are some of the laws that every female living in India should be aware of. What are your views, do share your reviews.

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