What Laws Protect Men From Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is forcing undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.
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Ravindra Purohit

Indian penal laws do not have a male counterpart of Sections 354A to 354D. To a limited extent, sexual assaults against men are punishable. Those committed against children, both male and female are punishable under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, 2012. Section 377, Indian Penal Code punishes acts of sodomy committed against men, notwithstanding consent of the persons. This not to say that such actions, if performed against men, are not punishable. Sexual assaults and disrobing are equally punishable as acts causing hurt/grievous hurt and as those involving use of criminal force. Voyeurism and stalking, if causes physical harm may be punishable as above--what is required is that the act alleged must satisfy the ingredients of the respective section.

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