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Dance bars

The morality police and dance bars

The dance bar usually has multiple areas and the ones on the higher floors are reserved for clients willing to pay more money for privacy.

20 Jan 2019 12:02 AM

Maharashtra govt mulling bringing in anti-dance bar ordinance

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that there can be “regulations” but not “total prohibition”.

19 Jan 2019 1:14 AM

Dance bars more about livelihood than morality

Social activists have noted that a large part of the dancers’ income went into educating their children.

19 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

SC lifts ban on dance bars, but says no ‘cash showers’

The SC said the state can neither exercise “social control” with its own “notion of morality” nor take exception to staging dance performances per se.

18 Jan 2019 6:20 AM

Govt will not allow immoral acts: Minister

SC says no data to support State’s perception that dance bars have no moral basis.

18 Jan 2019 4:22 AM


SC partially strikes down stringent rules on Maharashtra dance bars

The top court allowed orchestra and added that tips can be given but showering of cash and coins is not allowed inside bars.

17 Jan 2019 12:20 PM

Police raid dance bar in Mira Road

In a late night operation on Saturday, police personnel raided a dance bar in Mira Road and apprehended 23 people including four women.

04 Sep 2018 1:41 AM

SC notice to Maharasthra on petition against dance bars law

The provisions of the Act are manifestly arbitrary, excessive and substantively unreasonable.

03 Mar 2017 4:00 AM

There’s no art in bar dance, says Maharashtra government

The state government further submitted that bars must have CCTVs inside premises since “they are visited by criminal elements”.

12 Jan 2017 3:44 AM

Dance bars: SC asks Maharashtra to decide applications in 4 weeks

The state said that prevention of obscenity in public places is a part of public policy in India and was reflected in provision of IPC.

11 Jan 2017 7:35 PM


Flashback 2016: Government sings to court tune over dance bars

The BJP-led state government had claimed that it would come up with a law to ban dance bars.

30 Dec 2016 6:02 AM

Dance bar owners confident Supreme Court will end decade-long ban

The government of Maharashtra in 2005 suspended the licenses of bars and hotels claiming they were a bad influence on society.

26 Nov 2016 9:56 AM