Women can also be held guilty under Section 354 IPC for outraging woman's modesty: Mumbai Court

The Court noted that the offence under Section 354 is not a sexual offence as it falls under the chapter 'Criminal Force and Assault' and ruled that it would apply to women as well.

The offence of outraging a woman's modesty under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) need not necessarily be a sexual act and even women can be held guilty of the offence and not just men, a Mumbai court recently ruled. [State of Maharashtra vs Rovena @ Aadnya Amit Bhosle].

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