Pepper Sprays are legal to use in India only in Self Defense. But Misuse is a criminal offence. this Post will clear you about the legality and how to use pepper spray. These are the following steps you must have to follow while using it in a tough situation.
Do not Panic and Stay Calm.
Carrying these sprays is legal in India and nothing in law classifies it as an illegal substance. But while using these sprays, just remember the above three conditions.
Is Pepper Spray Legal to use in India?
For example, if some one says ‘ your purse or your life’ and has a knife. In this situation pepper spray an be effectively use.
But where a person says, get lost or I will slap you and you use pepper spray. Such an act attracts civil Liability and you will be liable for compensation.
Thus, the bottom line is, it is legal but use them only in danger, no recourse to police authority and it must be proportional to danger.
These are the steps you can follow:
- Keep the bottle accessible
You can carry your pepper spray in handbag, pocket or in the car, So you will be able to use that in such a situation when it is needed
- Hold it and Aim
Hold it properly, the nozzle should be in front of the target
Aim on target
- Cover your Mouth and Nose
Covering your mouth and nose is essential as it can harm you as well if sprayed in the wrong direction
- Spray with confidence
Now you just have to spray it on target and run from that place and situation.
- Run from the place
Once you spray your pepper spray, just run away from the place, because it can affect you too if you inhale the air.