If a man requests or demands any sexual favours from you, then it is a crime. 1
If the request or the demand is followed by someone physically hurting you or using any kind of force on you, then there is a higher punishment for such acts.
Place of Work
If this happens to you at your place of work, then you not only have an option to go to the police, but you can also file a complaint with the Internal Complaints Committee which is an internal mechanism to deal with sexual harassment2.
For asking for sexual favours or making sexual demands a man will be punished with a jail time upto 3 years and a fine.3.0
- Section 354A(1)(ii), Indian Penal Code 1860.
- Section 4, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
- Section 354A, The Indian Penal Code, 1860.