Dance bars get a breather in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of Maharashtra Police Act that prohibited dance performances at eating places, beer bars and restaurants.


Noting that the said provision was brought back in the Maharashtra Police Act in 2014 after being held ultra vires in 2013 by the top court, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant said that it is “appropriate to stay the provision” that prohibits the dance performances.

However, the court made it clear that the dance performances should not be remotely explicit of any kind of obscenity.

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  1. The State of Maharastra is trying to act like the holiest State in India; no dancing and beef prohibition. The next holy target will be the abolition of blue jeans, fork and knife.

    Why the Maharastra Government is not doing anything to rescue the thousands of helpless women caught up in the red light district traffic and their desperate families? If some of the religious NGOs wanted to work in these places, the BJP Government will label them as the agents of “forced conversion”, and stop their funding.

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