Provision

An assembly of five or more persons is designated an "unlawful assembly", if the common object of the persons composing that assembly is-

First.- To overawe by criminal force, or show of criminal force, [the Central or any State Government or Parliament or the Legislature of any State], or any public servant in the exercise of the lawful power of such public servant; or

Second.- To resist the execution of any law, or of any legal process; or

Third .-To commit any mischief or criminal trespass, or other offence; or

Fourth .-By means of criminal force, or show of criminal force, to any person to take or obtain possession of any property, or to deprive any person of the enjoyment of a right of way, or of the use of water or other incorporeal right of which he is in possession or enjoyment, or to enforce any right or supposed right; or

Fifth .-By means of criminal force, or show of criminal force, to compel any person to do what he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do what he is legally entitled to do.


Simply Put

An assembly of five or more persons with common object to :

First - Intimidate the Central or any State Government or Parliament or the Legislature of any State, or any public servant by criminal force or show of criminal force during the exercise of lawful power of such public servant.

Second - Resist the implementation of any law or legal process.

Third -Commit any mischief or criminal trespass or other offence

Fourth - Take or obtain possession of any property or deprive a person of enjoyment of his right of way or for use of water or other intangible right of which he/she is in possession or enjoyment or to impose right or supposed right by means or show of criminal force.

Fifth - Force any person to do what he is not legally bound to do or

  • Force a person to omit / not to do what he/she is legally entitled to do.


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