Milind Soman booked for ‘obscenity’: History of obscenity under Section 294, and how it is defined
Advocate Faisal Sherwani explains the law under which Milind Soman was recently booked.
Last week, model-actor Milind Soman was booked for “obscenity”, after the 55-year-old fitness enthusiast tweeted a picture of himself running nude on a beach in Goa. The photograph was accompanied by the caption, “Happy Birthday to me…55 and running”.An FIR was filed against him under Section 294 (obscenity) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) along with other relevant sections of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Faisal Sherwani, an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and a Partner at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, explains the nuances of Section 294 of the IPC. He also highlights other intriguing cases that have shaped our understanding of the law and its exceptions.
Reference from Indian Express