SC clears way for running of dance bars in Maharashtra
New Delhi: Seven years after they were banned, dance bars can again run in Maharashtra with the Supreme Court today upholding a Bombay High Court verdict quashing the state government's order.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice S S Nijjar also vacated its stay order on implementation of the high court judgement.
The Maharashtra government had in 2005 brought in an amendment in the Bombay Police Act which was challenged in the high court by an association representing restaurants and bars.
The high court in 2006 had quashed the government's decision. The state government had moved the apex court against the high court's order that same year.
The Supreme Court while admitting the government's plea had stayed the high court's verdict.