Provision

  • 1.A man committing any of the following acts:
  • (i)physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
  • (ii)a demand or request for sexual favours; or
  • (iii)showing pornography against the will of a woman; or
  • (iv)making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment.
  • 2.Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (i) or clause (ii) or clause (iii) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  • 3.Any man who commits the offence specified in clause (iv) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Simply put

  • 1.If any man commits the following acts:
  • (i)physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or
  • (ii)a demand or request for sexual favours; or
  • (iii)showing pornography against the will of a woman; or
  • (iv)making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment.
  • 2.If any man who commits the offence specified in clause (i) or clause (ii) or clause (iii) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  • 3.If any man who commits the offence specified in clause (iv) of sub-section (1) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


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