What do you mean by intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace?

Chapter II of IPC – “of Criminal Intimation, insult and annoyance. Deals with intention insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace. According to S- 504 of IPC, if a person intentionally insults and gives provocation to any other person with intent or having knowledge that provocation will cause him to break the public peace or the provocation will cause him to commit any other offence.

 

Punishment

 

Such an act shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

 

Essential requisite

Intentional insult/- insult must give provocation to insulted person/- accused have intentional or knowledge that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace or will cause him to commit any other offence.

 

Fiona Shrikhande Vs State of Maharashtra (AIR 2014 S- 957)

 

The court held the essential element consulting the offence is that the act or conduct amounting to intentional insult should be available and not mere fact that accused abused the complainant.

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