- Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of
any class —
Whoever destroys, damages or defiles any place of worship, or any object held
sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of
any class of persons or with the knowledge that any class of persons is likely to
consider such destruction, damage or defilement as an insult to their religion, shall
be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend
to two years, or with fine, or with both.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Nonbailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.