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Dance bars will remain closed: Deshmukh

April 18, 2005 22:28 IST

The Maharashtra government will not go back on its decision to close dance bars in the state, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said on Monday.

It is, however, open to proposals for rehabilitating women affected by the decision if they lose their right to livelihood, he said

"It is a policy decision taken by the state cabinet and therefore there is no question of going back on it," Deshmukh told reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the golden jubilee of the Geet Ramayan in Pune.

Asked about the opposition to the decision from certain sections of the ruling Congress, including Union Minister Sunil Dutt, Deshmukh said they had every right to hold their personal opinions.

He reiterated the government's resolve not to give in to pressure from any quarter. In fact, the work to ensure the closure of dance bars would begin shortly, he added.


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Sub: closure of dance bar

what will happen to the private dance bars visited by ministers and their chamchas! Why to blame any body when the whole system functions as ...

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Sub: Dance Bars closure

Its very nice of Maharashtra Government to close Dance bar's that ruin youngsters. I congratulate Mr.Vilasrao Deshmukh on his initiative and success on this mission. ...

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At last the government have taken correct step.Now all those opposing the decision should remember that India was,is & should be know for its culture ...

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Well Done..!! Bravo..!! C.M. & his cabinet ministers has done the jem of the thing, by banning Dance Bars. They have saved many families and ...

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Because of lack of foresight of the so called people we choose and get them a seat to rest their... upon, why in the first ...

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