Supreme Court: Cannot Throw Money At Women In Dance Bars :- On Tuesday, while issuing a notice to Government of Maharashtra over new law for dance bar licenses in the state, the Supreme Court said that people cannot throw money at women in dance bars.
As per the reports, the Apex court stressed that the act of throwing money at women was against the dignity of women, decency and culture.
The court have given the BJP-led government in Maharashtra six months time to file a reply on the new law drafted by it on dance bar licenses.
In the month of May, The Supreme court had directed the Government of Maharashtra to grant licenses to 8 dance bars within two days and asked them to give an undertaking that they would not engage employees with criminal antecedents near the dance area.
On 12th April, 2016, The Maharashtra Assembly had unanimously passed the Dance Bar Regulation Bill. The new law has provisions for stringent actions against the violators.
The new bill fixes accountability on the owner in case of obscenity, exploitation of women employees or in case of violation of rules.
Dance bar operators or Owners face up to 5 years in jail and fines of up to Rs 25,000 for violations the rules. Based on the provisions of the Bill, separate rules are being formulated on this.
As per the new conditions or rules, Dance bars must be away at least a kilometer from any religious and educational institution. The timings of Dance bar restricted between 6 pm and 11.30 pm, and liquor not to be served in the performance area.