Ahmedabad: The Gujrat High Court has said that peeing in public doesn’t outrage anyone’s modesty. Justice J B Pardiwala who heard a case in this connection, dropped IPC Section 354 against one Shyam Sundar Dhobi and lawyer Chetan Gore from Vadodara on Thursday basing on the comment that urinating in the open may be an indecent act, but it does not amount to outraging a woman’s modesty.
Tea vendor Ushaben Ode had accused Dhobi of attempting to outrage her modesty by urinating near her tea stall. The court said that peeing in public to attend emergency nature’s call is an indecent act but doesn’t really outrage anyone’s modesty.
The incident happened when Dhobi came to meet Gore’s hospitalized mother in June 2015. He then urinated on the road. The tea vendor was offended and started arguing with Dhobi. The cops later booked Dhobi, Gore and his minor son under various charges including for urination in the open.