SC Questions Maharashtra Guidelines for Dance Bars

  • Maharashtra government introduced new guidelines for dance bars. It included sending live recordings of CCTV feed directly to the police and a “non-transparent” partition between the dance floor and the restaurant area.
  • The feed from the CCTV cameras is supposed to be displayed at the police control room according to the guidelines. This did not find favour with the Supreme Court.
  • “Dance is an art.  Such a guideline presumed obscenity,” said a Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra.