Ss. 294 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code. A Bill on the same subject was
earlier introduced and passed by the Rajya Sabha in 1988.
While pending before the Lok Sabha, due to dissolution of the Lok Sabha the
Proposed Amendments by Government
A proposal for the enactment of the Delhi Prohibition of Eve Teasing Bill, 1992
received from the Ministry of Home Affairs (1992). The proposal referred to the
Commission in 1992 contained the Delhi Eve Teasing Bill of 1984 (which has been
passed by the Delhi Metropolitan Council for adoption by Parliament.
Suggested Amendments by NCW
The short title and the enacting formula have to be suitably amended as the
proposed Bill is being brought forward in 1993.
In view of the nature of the offence contemplated in the proposed Bill, the
definition of 'man' as suggested in clause 2 (b) of the proposed legislation
may be omitted.
Clause 3 of the proposed legislation of 'Eve-teasing' appears to be only an
amalgam of provisions of sections 294 and 509 of the IPC.
The new legislation does not make any improvement but on the contrary appear to
have diluted th punishment for the offence (vide clause 4 of the Bill).
General Suggestions and Remarks
The lapsed Bill of 1988 was better drafted than the Delhi Prohibition of Eve
Teasing Bill of 1984.
Some of the voluntary organizations suggested that the expression 'Eve Teasing'
should be replaced by a more appropriate expression suitable for the Indian