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Dance bars: govt may not file review plea

Sayli Udas Mankikar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 22, 2013
First Published: 01:19 IST(22/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:20 IST(22/7/2013)

The state government may have no option but to allow dance bars to open, as it might not file a review petition.


Instead, the government may draft a new legislation for dance bars.

The Supreme Court had last week upheld the Bombay high court’s decision to quash the state's ban on dance bars.

A government official told HT that legal experts had cautioned the state against filing of a review petition, saying it would get rejected. “It seems advisable not to file a review petition and knock off section 33(b), which discriminates types of establishments. It has been recommended that a stringent legislation be brought in,” the official said.

Home minister RR Patil is likely to hold a meeting on Monday where the legal opinion will be conveyed to him.

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