Supreme Court Allows Operation of Dance Bars in Maharashtra
The Supreme Court upheld Maharashtra’s law governing dance bars in the state, while striking down some provisions of the legislation.
The apex Court’s verdict came in response to a batch of petitions instituted by “Bharatiya Bargirls Union” against Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women (working therein) Act, 2016 on the ground that the same is violative of their right to earn a livelihood.
Supreme Court issue notice against the petition challenging the Transgender Persons Act 2019
This judgment was rendered by a Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan after the Court had reserved its verdict in the case on August 31, 2018.