After Opposition yawp, Maharashtra government to bring ordinance to ban dance bars?

The opposition has alleged that the Maharashtra government went soft on the argument in the Supreme Court regarding dance bar case


After the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the dance bars, the opposition targeted Maharashtra government alleging them of making a deal with the bar owners. However, the state government is considering to bring out an ordinance to ban dance bars. 

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar informed regarding the same. The state government can bring an ordinance to ban the dance bars yet again in two weeks. 

Earlier on January 17, Supreme Court allowed the dance bars to re-open in Maharashtra but under few conditions. However, with opposition criticising the state government, the pressure to challenge SC’s order on the administration is intensifying. 

Meanwhile, the state finance minister said that the apex court decision will be discussed in the cabinet meeting and a further decision will be taken on the same.

Earlier in 2005, former Maharashtra Home Minister and Congress leader RR Patil banned the dance bars in the state. Challenging the ban, the bar owners filed a petition in Bombay HC. However, the matter was then transferred to the Supreme Court in 2016.

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