Obscene Act and Song


Akansha*


Published on September 13, 2021 | Manuscript Number: 2021/LNLR/13079 | Page Numbers: 79-85

Abstract: India being a land of diverse culture and ethnical background possess within a history of variation among its art, culture and ideological yardstick. Our contemporary magnificent culture, honors arts from the Indus valley civilization to the modern era that depicts Kamasutra as an integral part of Indian diverse culture. This sentence can be illustrated from the fact that number of temples, sculpture, painting portrays an explicitly erotic, alluring and humanly intimate positions and feminine figures which has been celebrated as an object of beauty and art. However, the colonial upsprings along with imposition of a totally new culture brought a change. Legislative enforcement in the form of Indian Penal Code 1870 went ahead to criminalize action that are exotic and explicit in public place. In light with the same legislative change, this paper tends to analyze the legal provisions pertaining to obscene act and songs under Section 294 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, in addition to that this article also provide landmark judgements that tends to redefine sections with different judicial interpretation over the period of time and the global perspective on the same domain.

Keywords: Obscene act, Criminal Offense, Morality, Society, Decency.

*School of Law, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru

Cite as: Akanksha, Obscene Act and Song (2021) 1(2) LKO. L. REV. 79