Mumbai Dance Bars

  • Maharashtra govt indicates it may impose blanket ban on dance bars July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has indicated that it is contemplating a blanket ban on dance bars. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has told the state assembly that the discrimination in the amendment to the Bombay Police Act (which allows for dance performances in 3 star hotels and above) will be...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on BJP for charging Rs 5 at Modi's Hyderabad rally July 21, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about Supreme Court verdict on Dance bar, and much more. ...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting the notion that judiciary and legislative were on a collision course, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said the court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job. Referring to his last major judgement of lifting the ban on dance bars in Mumbai,...
  • Is this the triumph of right to livelihood over moral policing? July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. ...
  • Supreme Court says dance bars can reopen July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. ...
  • Happy that ban on dance bars has been lifted: Mumbai bar dancers July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. ...
  • We were forced to take up prostitution: Mumbai bar dancers July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. This affects more than 70,000 people who had lost their...
  • Mumbai dance bars can be reopened, says Supreme Court July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. The ban invoked in 2005 was immediately contested by...
  • Reporter delves into world of Mumbai dance bars November 4, 2011

    London: Determined to reveal the India behind the glitz and glamour of its economic boom, Sonia Faleiro spent five years immersed in the brothels of Mumbai - befriending bar dancers, transsexuals and policemen. Faleiro, originally from Goa, has lived and worked in India for most of her life. In a...
  • Dance bar ban forces dancers to turn sexworkers March 10, 2009

    Mumbai: The trouble with laws that seek to stamp out any form of expression - from dancing, to music to partying - is that they tend to drive those practices underground - as the Mumbai example shows. It's a typical Mumbai Police crackdown on illegal dance bars. The bar girls...