Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
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28-10-2014, 01:05 AM (This post was last modified: 28-10-2014 01:16 AM by The Aesthetic Athiest.)
Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
Hey guys its the Aesthetic Athiest again !

I was going throught my FB when i saw this , had a nice laugh & proceeded to read comments....there is an outrage amongst Indians right now regarding this pic

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One of them them commented that The admin can be punished Under IPC Sec.153a 295a which says as follows

Quote:Details of IPC Sections 153A, 295 & 295A
SECTION 153 A:
The purpose of the Section 153 A is to punish persons who indulge in wanton vilificati
on or attacks
upon the religion, race, place of birth,
residence, language etc of
any particular group or class or upon
the founders and prophets of a religion.
The jurisdiction of this Section is widened so as to make
promotion of disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred or ill
-
will
between different
religio
us, racial,
language or regional groups or castes or communities punishable.
Offence on moral turpitude is also
covered in this section.
The offence is a cognizable offence and the punishment for the same may extend to three years, or with
fine, or with b
oth. However, the punishment of the offence committed in a place of worship is
enhanced up to five years and fine.
Ingredients of Section 153A:

The act of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of
birth, residence,
language, caste, community or any other group.

Acts prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different groups or castes or
communities, if the acts disturb public tranquility.

Acts causing fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity among members of
any religious, racial,
language or regional group or caste or community by use of criminal force or violence against
them.
SECTION 295:
Section 295 of the I.P.C makes destruction, damage, or defilement of a place of worship or an object
held sacred,
with intent to insult the religion of a class of persons, punishable with imprisonment which
may extend to two years, or with fine , or with both. This section has been enacted to compel people to
respect the religious susceptibilities of persons of differ
ent religious persuasion or creeds.
Ingredients of Section 295:

The accused must do such an act with the intention of insulting the religion of any person, or
with the knowledge that any class of person is likely to consider such destruction, damage or
d
efilement as an insult to their religion.

The accused must destroy , damage or defile any place of worship or any object which is held as
sacred by any class of persons.
SECTION 295
-
A:
The object of Section 295
-
A is to punish deliberate and malicious ac
ts intended to outrage the religious
feelings of any class by insulating its religion or the religious beliefs. This section only punishes an
aggravated form of insult to religion when it is perpetrated with deliberate and malicious intention of
outraging
the religious feelings of a class.
Ingredients of Section 295
-
A:

The accused must insult or attempt to insult the religion or religious beliefs of any class of
citizens of India.

The said insult must be with a deliberate and malicious intention of
outraging the religious
feelings of the said class of citizens.

The said insult must be by words, either spoken or written, by signs or by visible representation
or otherwise.

The offence under Section 295
-
A is cognizable and a non
-
bail
able
and non
-
compo
undable
offence.

The police have a power
under to
arrest a person charged under Section 295
-
A without a
warrant.

Due to my lack of knowledge in Law, i didnt understand some parts like, even SPEAKING against the religion is punishable ?

Because if it is , its a great threat to my Freedom of speech
I was thinking of challenging some of my Pandit friends to debate in our college auditorium. But if the above law is what i think it is, i might get jailed for even trying to debate on religion !

I speak more like Bill Maher...Sarcastic, funny & easy to understand...so that would worsen the situation because more people are likely to get offended

Please read the above law & elaborate in simple terms that can debating about religion which is 100% guaranteed to offend religion punishable by jail & fine ?
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28-10-2014, 01:23 AM
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
Your question reminds of the recent Mahr thing that happened with Ben Afleck.
Is it a race of people, or their beliefs you're denouncing?
One is arguable , one not.
Where that line is drawn can get blurred.
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28-10-2014, 11:40 AM
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
(28-10-2014 01:23 AM)pablo Wrote:  Your question reminds of the recent Mahr thing that happened with Ben Afleck.
Is it a race of people, or their beliefs you're denouncing?
One is arguable , one not.
Where that line is drawn can get blurred.

Its their beliefs sir !
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28-10-2014, 03:15 PM
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
Yikes, you can be arrested without a warrant? Tread lightly.......

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28-10-2014, 03:48 PM
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
what is IPC?
I found a few,
Indian Penal code (the more likely)
or maybe it's International Plumbing Code

But seriously, it's just a friendly lifting contest.
I'm sure your all familiar with Thor and monkey looking guy is Hanuman who can shape-shift and could carry mountains.
I couldn't find anything about Hanuman's scepter/mace thing..maybe its supposed to be really heavy?

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29-10-2014, 03:14 AM
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
The weapon hanuman uses in mythology is called as as "GADHA" its equivalent to western MACE ...but there is nothing like thor's story revolving around hanumans gadha
not a single mention of any thing related to gadha being UNliftable by somebody else

yea even i can see its a friendly lifting contest, but people are now enraged to punish the admin using the Indian stupid law
& yes u can get arrested without a warrant

The funniest part of the comment section was

"Thor is a superhero, hanuman is a god, he can easily beat everybody else ..jai hanuman" the last two words means "Hail hanuman"
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30-10-2014, 12:47 PM (This post was last modified: 30-10-2014 12:52 PM by Ace.)
RE: Indian Law? Offending religion punishable ?
welcome to my country's version of religious fundies

here's something, hanuman has his own cartoon show... well did
so by this definition he too is a superhero

also the cartoons made here suck very badly *shudder*
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30-10-2014, 01:08 PM
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(30-10-2014 12:47 PM)Ace Wrote:  welcome to my country's version of religious fundies

here's something, hanuman has his own cartoon show... well did
so by this definition he too is a superhero

also the cartoons made here suck very badly *shudder*
I don't know, I seen some Indian animations and they look pretty good. I remember one that had hundreds of characters moving around in a huge fight scene all 2D animation I might add. I since lost the link Sad It was pretty cool.

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