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'Women molestation non-bailable offence'

Offenders will be imprisoned for 15 days for the 1st offence. Subsequent offences will result in 1 month's imprisonment.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 10:07 IST

With the intention of curbing incidents of molestation of women, the Maharashtra government has issued an ordinance making such offences non-bailable.

Incidents of molestation of women, including making obscene gestures, whistling, using vulgar language or singing aloud raunchy songs, will now be non-bailable and cognisable offences in the state, an official release said today.

The ordinance states that offenders will be imprisoned for 15 days for the first offence. Subsequent offences will result in one month's imprisonment.

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 08:55 IST