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IPC Section 504 Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace.

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IPC section 504.Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace.

Following  IPC section 504 mainly defines the Intentional insult done by any person  with intention to provoke breach of the peace. Also it is given under Chapter XXII of the Indian penal code,1860.

Section 504 of IPC. Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace. (IPC section 504)

Whoever intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace, or to commit any other offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Classification under schedule 1 of  Criminal Procedure Code 1973



Insult intended to provoke breach of the peace

2 Years or Fine or Both



Triable By



Any Magistrate

Some of important landmark judgement under IPC section 504 of Indian penal code as under:

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Renuka is a Final Year LL.B. student at Siddharth College of Law. She has done her Bachelors in Banking & Insurance and has also completed her Masters in Business Management . She likes to participate in legal workshops and Moot Courts. Besides her interest in law, she has a keen aptitude for legal research and is good at putting her analysis into words.

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