Section 296 BNS – Section 296 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 296 BNS or Section 296 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Obscene acts and songs.

Section 296 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XV OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 296 BNS

Whoever, to the annoyance of others,—

(a) does any obscene act in any public place; or

(b) sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place,

shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.




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