13.12.05

Unwanted. Section 354. IPC





The photograph has been readjusted to make the 'perpetrators' unrecognizable.
Blank Noise seeks to build dialogue about street sexual harassment and is not attempting isolate any one person or incident.
date (2009)



Section 354, IPC
- Assault or criminal force to a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty - whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine or both.

We handed him the pamphlet
10 phone calls and twenty apologies.


"But it was only a crush."

The fact remains that for some it is the only way of wooing.
Wooing/ teasing and 'patana'/ 'ladki pat gayi'/ (I've got the girl now).


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