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A Leaf From The Book Of Law

Though there is no direct legal provision for booking stalkers, these Indian Penal Code sections are often used to prosecute:

A Leaf From The Book Of Law
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Section 354: Non-bailable, maximum punishment up to two years
Assault or criminal force with the intent to outrage a woman's modesty

Section 509: Bailable, maximum punishment up to one year
Word, gesture or act intended to insult a woman

Section 506: Non-bailable, maximum punishment up to seven years
Criminal intimidation to cause death, grievous hurt, destruction of property...or cast aspersions on the character of a woman.

Section 507: Bailable, maximum punishment up to two years
Intimidation by anonymous communication, or having taken precaution to conceal the name or the abode of the person from whom the threat comes.

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