The Supreme Courtroom has eased the foundations for dance bars in Maharashtra, putting down stringent legal guidelines imposed by the state. The highest court docket stated dance and liquor can go collectively.
A provision mandating that dance bars within the state must be 1 km away from spiritual locations and academic establishments was cancelled by the court docket, saying it isn’t affordable in Mumbai and that the legislature should take a call on this.
Performers at dance bars could be paid ideas however can’t be showered with money, the highest court docket stated. The rule of a partition between bar rooms and dance flooring was additionally cancelled by the court docket.
Dance bar house owners had objected to the restriction of sustaining a 1-km distance from any spiritual or instructional construction claiming it was not doable in large cities.
The Dance Bar Regulation Invoice, that was unanimously handed by the state meeting in 2016, amongst different issues, prohibits serving liquor in efficiency areas and mandates that the premises should shut by 11:30 pm. It additionally imposes heavy penalties on dance bar house owners and prospects for not following these guidelines.