Husband slapping wife in public will not attract offence of outraging woman's modesty under Section 354 IPC: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Court explained that while no offence for "outraging the modesty of a woman" was made out, charges under Section 323, IPC for causing hurt would be attracted.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently quashed the issuance of process by a trial court against a man for the commission of the offence under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly slapping his wife in public [Mehboob Ali v. Nisar Fatima].

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