ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Maharashtra,: The Business of Banning

The Business of Banning If there was any doubt that the law banning dance bars in the state did not have a leg to stand on, the Mumbai High Court has certainly dispelled the notion. On April 12, justices F I Rebello and R Dalvi struck down the amendment made to the Bombay Police Act as unconstitutional and ordered that (dance) performance licences could be issued to bar owners after eight weeks. The bill to prohibit dancing in bars was passed unanimously by the Maharashtra state assembly on July 23, 2005, even as protests mounted and arguments were marshalled against the state

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