OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS OrDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Offences relating to Obscene Publications.

3. Abetment of offences.

4. Saving of provision of Penal Code.

4 of 1927.

22 of 1983,

12 of 2005.

AN ORDINANCE relating to Obscene Publications.

[Date of Commencement: 1st August, 1927]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Obscene Publications Ordinance.

2. Offences relating to Obscene Publications.

It shall be an offence against this Ordinance punishable on conviction by a Magistrate—

(1) for the first offence, with a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred rupees or imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding six months, or with both such fine and imprisonment; and

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