Published On : Tue, May 10th, 2016

Give license to eight dance bars within two days: Supreme Court directs Maharashtra Govt

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New Delhi/Nagpur: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Maharashtra government to give license to eight dance bars within two days.

The apex court fixed the next hearing on Friday.

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Taking a dig at Maharashtra government over its persistence to curb dance bars, the Supreme Court on April 25 rapped the state government for not granting licenses to dance bars on account of non-compliance of some conditions and said it is better for women to perform then begging on streets or doing something “unacceptable” for earning livelihood.

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Pointing out that while it was incumbent upon the state to curb obscenity, the SC said it could not target a profession of dance while doing so.

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A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said, “It is better to perform in the dance bars then begging in the street or doing some unacceptable things for livelihood.”

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