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Bar owners oppose state’s restrictions

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 02:27 IST
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For women orchestras, this tune may not sound melodious. The state government on Thursday told the high court it planned to restrict the number of women orchestra singers in city hotels and bars.

Hotels and bar owners, however, opposed the proposal. Public Prosecutor Poornima Kantharia told the court that the government had drafted conditions imposing restriction on the number of women singers in the orchestras.

As per conditions shown to the court, only two women signers would be allowed per show, each of three-hour duration. Presently, there is no cap on the number of that can be conducted.

Counsel for hotels and bar owners, Ramesh Soni, opposed the proposal, saying it the government’s proposal was not proper.

Kantharia clarified this, saying the condition said they could have two women signers for a three-hour show. “If they want they can have more than one show,” said Kantharia. The court has asked Kantharia to file an affidavit in four weeks with details of conditions and necessary laws.