When an act which would otherwise be a certain offence, is not that offence, by reason of the youth, the want of maturity of understanding, the unsoundness of mind or the intoxication of the person doing that act, or by reason of any misconception on the part of that person, every person has the same right of private defence against that act which he would have if the act were that  offence.

Simply Put

This section means if an act done by a person of unsound mind or under the influeance of intoxication which otherwise would have been an offence if done by a sane person the act is no offence but the person against whom act is being done he has the right to private defence as if would have against a sane person. For eg. Mrs A was being teased by a man at party because he was under the influeance of intoxication, she still has right of private defence agaisnt her body, property.

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