Conbols Of The Indian Penal Code, 1860

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INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860 The Indian Penal Code, 1860 is the primary and the most important penal law in India. The Code defines and prescribes punishment for a myriad of acts which constitute crimes in India. From the point of view of the advertisement and media, the Indian Penal Code is relevant as it bars the display and dissemination of certain content. The Indian Penal Code prohibits the dissemination of any obscene material and also bars the publication of matter connected with unauthorised lotteries and publications of appeals using national symbols for furthering the prospects of any candidate at an election. Reference can be made to Sections 292 and 293 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 292 prohibits the sale of obscene material viz., books, pamphlets, papers, writings, drawings, paintings, representations, figures or any other object. These shall be deemed obscene shall be deemed to be obscene if they are lascivious or appeals to the pruri¬ent interest or if its effect tend to deprave and corrupt person, who are likely to read, see or hear the matter contained therein. The Section further enlists the acts which are covered within the scope of the section and prescribes penalty/ punishment for the same. The section prescribes that on first conviction the penalty shall be im¬prisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, the

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