Mumbai: Ever imagined getting live feed from dance bars inside police stations in Mumbai? That appears to be a real possibility now!
The Maharashtra government has drafted new rules and regulations for dance bars in Mumbai in order to allow them to reopen.
However, some of the rules are such that dance bars will find it near impossible to function – something which the state government is inclined towards.
As per a Mumbai Mirror report, if the rules are approved, then every dance bar in the city will have to install CCTV cameras and beam the live feed to the nearest police station.
And it’s anybody’s guess once that happens, how many customers would turn up at dance bars to indulge in what they call ‘pleasure’.
It is highly unlikely that anybody would want him or her to be seen in a dance bar, that too by cops.
In October, the Supreme Court had overturned a Maharashtra government ban on dance bars, saying it violated bar dancers’ right to earn a livelihood.
The draft rules also restrict the number of dancers on the floor and also prescribe a minimum distance between the performers and the audience, meaning customers can’t dance on the floor.
Further, smoking would now be allowed inside dance bars, nor would flashing of currency notes be permitted.