The Pakistan Penal Code, 1860
(XLV OF 1860)
[6th October, 1860]
295-A. Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs. Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings, of any class of the citizens of Pakistan, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to [ten] years, or with fine or with both.
. The Pakistan Penal Code has been declared in force in--
It has been applied to Phulera in the Excluded Area of Upper Tanawal to the extent the Act is applicable in the N.W.F.P., subject to certain modifications; see N.W.F.P. (Upper Tanawal) (Excluded Area) Laws Regulation, 1950 and also extended to the Excluded Area of Upper Tanawal other than Phulera by the N.W.F.P. (Upper Tanawal) (Excluded Area) Laws Regulation, 1950 and declared to be in force in that area. w.e.f. 1st June, 1951, see N.W.F.P Gazette, Ext., dated 1-6-1951.
It has been amended in its application to the N.W.F.P., see N.W.F.P Acts 3 of 1941 and 26 of 1950.
It has also been extended to the Leased Areas of Baluchistan by the Leased Areas (Laws) Order, 1950 (G.G.O. 3 of 1950); and applied in the Federated Areas of Baluchistan, see Gazette of India, 1937, Pt. I, P. 1499.
It has also been extended by notification under Article 7(1)(a) of the N.W.F.P. (Enlargement of the Area and Alteration of Boundary) Order, 1952 (G. G. O. 1 of 1952), to the added area described in the First Schedule to that Order, w.e.f. 7th February, 1952, see N.W.F.P. Government Gazette, 1952, Pt. I, P. 70.
It has also been amended in its application to the Province of West Pakistan by the Pakistan Penal Code (West Pakistan (Amdt.) ) Act, 1963 (W.P. Act 6 of 1963), S. 2 (w.e.f. the 18th April, 1963).
It has also been amended in its application to the Province of West Pakistan by the Pakistan Penal Code (West Pakistan (Amdt.) ) Act, 1964 (W.P. Act 32 of 1964), S. 2 (w.e.f. 27-4-1964).
. Subs. by Crl. Law (Third Amendment) Ordinance XXI of 1991. [PLD 1991 Cent. St. 437 w.e.f. 7.7.1991].