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    Published On : Wed, Jul 24th, 2013

    AAP puts dance bar ball in people’s court, says, let them decide to allow or disallow

    The party termed the elected representatives as hypocrats, who are supporting the Apex Court verdict only for votebank, and votebank only. These very people’s representatives have allowed human trafficking, black marketing and hafta vasooli to thrive so that they could also reap the benefits of these ills for themselves.

    Nagpur News: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has defined the Supreme Court ruling on dance bars on a different line and has put the dance bar ball in the people’s court. “Let the nation’s citizens decide whether to allow the dance bars or not. The citizens are intelligent enough. They know what is right and what is wrong in the best way. The people will weigh the pros and cons of the Supreme Court order in the situation of present and future, too,” the AAP said.

    “The citizens must be involved in the decision, consulted, and, in accordance with their opinions, suggestions and recommendations  the Government should follow the future course on the issue,” the party asserted.

    “India is a nation where dance is an expression of joy, love, patriotism, brotherhood. It is respected as a form of entertainment from the temples to cinema, from adivasis to kings. It is intrinsic to our culture. However, the Mumbai dance bars, became dens of obscenity, human trafficking, “hafta vasooli,” corruption and even bloody violence,” the party of common man stated.

    The party termed the elected representatives as hypocrats, who are supporting the Apex Court verdict only for votebank, and votebank only. These very people’s representatives have allowed human trafficking, black marketing and hafta vasooli to thrive so that they could also reap the benefits of these ills for themselves. These so-called servants of people never strived for finding a solution that would balance the rights of the people with the collective right of the society by doing a purposeful study on this social issue. “Just to position himself as keeper of the nation’s morality R R Patil exceeded his rights in trying to pass a law that was against the constitutional rights of individuals, and, surprisingly and shockingly, everybody supported Patil in this regard,” the AAP lamented.

    The Aam Aadmi Party or common man’s hope, asserted that legislature tore apart the Constitution when they imposed a blanket ban on low income patrons’ dance bars but allowed dancing in three star hotels and other upper class venues as well as plays, movies etc. The party called this unethical move as discrimination against the lower sections as well as violation of legal rights. “But while the Supreme Court is right in upholding the legal right of the individuals, it has failed to take cognizance of social evils that have been associated with dance bars,” the party said with a well-studied words.

    “The lifting of the ban should have been within a framework on what is classified as entertainment so as to curb the obscenity that was the hallmark of the Mumbai dance bars. In the light of the judgment, there is an urgent need for the elected representatives to sit with legal experts and activists to forge a studied approach,” the AAP appealed the political leaders.

    No dance bar should be opened without getting a “No Objection Certificate”, NOC from the immediate neighbourhood. A process of referendums and “mohalla sabha” decision-making should be initiated so that citizens decide what is best for them, the party declared with a hope.


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