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Should dance bars be allowed?

April 12, 2006

The Bombay high court on Wednesday struck downthe Maharashtra government ordinance banning dance bars in the state terming the ban unconstitutional.

Maharashtra govt to move SC on dance bars

Thebill providing for a ban on 'holding of a performance of dance, of any kind, in an eating house, permit room or beer bar' came into effect last year, by an amendment introduced by the state government in the Mumbai Police Act. Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil had said, "The government considers that such performance in an indecent manner is derogatory to the dignity of women and is likely to deprave, corrupt or injure the public morality or morals."

However, Association of Hotels and Restaurants and Bar Owners Association argued that the ban was discriminatory.

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Number of User Comments: 202




Sub: Dance Bar should be closed!

Looking at todays senario these kind of bar adding FUEL TO FIRE specailly for G- X force.By limiting this profession people can leave relaxed life ...


Posted by ghani





Sub: dance bar-sad but true

yeah i do support the permitiin of dance bars. If we can permit prostituition then y nt DB? Its a place which wud create so-called-employment ...


Posted by jayesh





Sub: Bar Girl allowed

Seeing the Condition it is Pathetic there are both type of girls one are forced to take dance bar as job as their family no ...


Posted by Sanjiv Lamba





Sub: Ban on dance bars

Its amazing to see how hypocritical we are as a nation. An amazing number of people have responded saying that its okay for our bombay ...


Posted by isha





Sub: dance bar

after more than 50 years of our independance ,are we able to provide employment to each and every citizen of india.first the government should arrange ...


Posted by sanjay johar




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