Report No. 84
2.34. Recommendation as to police practice.-
Unfortunately, the provisions, of section 509, Indian Penal Code have been lost sight of by the police in almost all the States. The attention of the police should be drawn1 to that section and they should be asked to proceed under section 509 or section 354, Indian Penal Code, as the case may be, whenever an incident of "eve teasing" is reported or takes place. The offences under sections 509 and 354, Indian Penal Code an cognizable, as already stated above.
1. Matter may kindly be looked into by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.