Section 146. Rioting

Introduction –
The word ‘rioting’ means causing violent disturbance to a crowd which is peaceful. The Indian Penal Code defines rioting under Section 146 as “Whenever force or violence is used by an unlawful assembly. Or by any member thereof, in prosecution of the common object of such assembly, every member of such assembly is guilty of the offence of rioting.”

Section 146 says that rioting is a crime, it explains that if anyone uses violence illegally with the help of an association of persons which is considered as unlawful or if any member of such an unlawful association for its purpose causes violence, then every member of such an unlawful association is said to have committed the crime of rioting.


The protests held by many people for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens amount to rioting.
Usage of force/violence –
Section 349 of the Indian Penal Code defines force as “A person is said to use force to another if he causes motion, change of motion, or cessation of motion to that other, or if he causes to any substance such motion, or change of motion, or cessation of motion as brings that substance into contact with any part of that other’s body, or with anything which that other is wearing or carrying, or with anything so situated that such contact affects that other’s sense of feeling: Provided that the person causing the motion, or change of motion, or cessation of motion, causes that motion, change of motion, or cessation of motion in one of the three ways hereinafter described:


First. – By his own bodily power.
Secondly. – By disposing any substance in such a matter that the motion or change or cessation of motion takes place without any further act on his part, or on his part, or on the part of any other person.
Thirdly. – By inducing any animal to move, to change its motion, or to cease to move.

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