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Maharashtra govt comes out with code for dance bars

July 28, 2004 15:01 IST

After a spate of raids on dance bars across the metropolis, the Congress-led Democratic Front government has come out with a stringent code for dance bars.

The code of conduct, to be effective soon, stipulates that bar maids would not wear revealing costumes and patrons can forget about showering wads of currencies on them, Minister of State for Home (Rural) Kripashankar Singh told PTI in Mumbai.

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It suggests erecting a three-feet high barrier adjoining the dance stage as well as a distance of five feet between the seating area (for patrons) and the stage to avoid physical contact between patrons and the girls, sources in the home department said.

The minister justified the code reasoning that certain dance bars have become pick-up joints and venues to carry out illegal activities.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Blame poverty

Whatever may be the code,the condition of such women is not going to improve unless they are given education and economic empowerment. The attitude of ...

Posted by sahana

Sub: code of conduct for dance bars.

This is a very good decision taken by Maharastra Government. Actually this decision should have been taken long before. I am not in India and ...

Posted by shashi

Sub: good one

i dont know wht political motive is there behind this but i feel this is a good decision... i always wonder how they can dance ...

Posted by koolguy

Sub: what is this ???

Are v living in Taliban ??? What does the govt. want to prove by this step? If u put a sincere analysis, the dance bars ...

Posted by I_Love_Mumbai



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