SEATING arrangements are being given the final touches, lights are being re-positioned, and applications from dancers have started coming. Bar owners are gearing up for dance performances on their premises after a gap of 11 years. The Mumbai Police, prodded by the Supreme Court order asking them to provide licences for dance bars before March 15, issued the same to four bars on Tuesday.
- Mumbai: 3 dance bars raided, 55 women rescued, 56 booked
- Maharashtra: Supreme Court to hear bar owners’ plea on July 7
- After checks, Maharashtra dance bars asked to put safety norms in place
- Cops plan mandatory CCTVs for dance bars
- ‘Order doesn’t stop cops from acting against immoral activities’
- Dance bars: State govt, R R Patil get contempt notices for ‘defying’ order
The first dance bars to reopen are primarily located in the eastern suburbs. The police will grant several more licences during the week. A senior officer said, “The four bar owners have to get a character certificate for their staff and a Rangbhoomi licence — which will state that the songs will not have lyrics that could hurt anyone’s sentiments — before they can start operating the bars.” Bharat Thakur, owner of Indiana bar in Tardeo, said they had already submitted the “bio-data” of their staff with the police. “We will also get the Rangbhoomi licence in a day or two and should be operational within two to three days,” he said.
Thakur, however, added, “Since the other bars too will be getting permissions and starting soon, we will wait for them and start together.” He said they needed some time also to appoint dancers and prepare them for the performances. “It has been 11 years and we are in the process of setting up the stage, the seating arrangements and giving the final touches before the place becomes operational,” he said. When asked about bar dancers, he said, “Since the news has been spread through the media, we have had applications from bar dancers within Mumbai. There is a lot of talent in India and we hope to receive many more applications.”
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
The Dance Bar Association had petitioned the apex court hearing the matter, after the Maharashtra Police had introduced 26 conditions that bar owners had to fulfill to get a bar licence.
Many conditions like CCTV coverage and a three-inch boundary around the stage, were contested by the association. The apex court relaxed some of the conditions and asked the police to grant licences before March 15.