My government in favour of total ban on dance bars, says Devendra Fadnavis

The directive from the state government, officials said, is not to compromise on the ban on dance bars since it was an executive decision.

Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: October 16, 2015 8:30 am
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Hours after the Supreme Court’s interim order suspending the ban on dance performances in Maharashtra bars, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Thursday that his government would go in appeal to the top court to ensure the enforcement of the ban.

“My government is in favour of the ban on dance bars. There is absolutely no ambiguity about my government’s stand on the matter,” Fadnavis said. “While the Supreme Court’s interim order mandates regulation instead of a ban on dance bars, my government is in favour of a total ban.”

“Accordingly, we have taken steps to examine the order of the apex court and will go in appeal to press our  demand for the ban on dance bars. We are studying the interim order in detail. From what I gather, the court in its interim order has mandated regulation to ensure indecent conduct or act is not allowed.”

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Shortly, after the decision was conveyed to the state government, Fadnavis began the process of legal consultations with the Advocate General and legal department of the Maharashtra government.

The directive from the state government, officials said, is not to compromise on the ban on dance bars since it was an executive decision.

Also, directives have been given to ascertain the shortcomings in the way of taking the executive order to a logical end in courts.

The ruling BJP and Shiv Sena are united on the issue. Shiv Sena ministers have left the decision to the Chief Minister to reiterate the government stand on enforcing the ban.

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    Manoj Jha
    Oct 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm
    All dance bars are running anyway till date . Only the girls are not dancing in the bar but standing their. So what difference does it make now.
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      Mohammad Imran
      Oct 16, 2015 at 8:05 am
      The difference between Fadnavis and Taliban is slowly disappearing. They look like two sides of the same coin.
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        Damaru Prasad
        Oct 16, 2015 at 10:35 am
        Dance bars must remain shut but there should be rehabilitation of those dancing and facing exploitation. Of course India can have night clubs of world cl once the nation joins the G-9 Club. The point is one can dance only after decent dinner!!!
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          B Biswas
          Oct 16, 2015 at 10:33 am
          Providing public service is also a part of morality. If in losing morality, peace is lost then all those services also gets affected. I want to ask how demographic dividend could give results in fruitful way if such debauchery remains active ???
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            Babudabang
            Oct 16, 2015 at 11:29 am
            Indian politicians have total disregard for judiciary. Fadnavis I have lost a lot respect for you for your stupid stubbornness You think that you have more influence on moral policing but you r wrong YOU DONT TELL IS WHAT WE SHUD EAT DRINK OR WATCH GO BACK IN YOUR IVORY TOWER
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